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Leonard Rubenstein

Senior Scholar, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Leonard Rubenstein is a senior scholar at The Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Fear, Trust, and Attacks on Ebola Workers

To West Africans who are emerging from decades of brutal wars, health workers in hazmat suits can easily appear threatening. The resulting attacks put everyone at risk.

Finally, a Major Step Forward in Protecting Health Workers and Facilities

Despite firm standards rooted in the Geneva Conventions to protect health facilities, health workers, and the patients served during armed conflict, and to enable health professionals to act consistently with their ethical obligations, assaults on and interference with health functions are all too common in war.