Attacks on Ukraine’s Hospitals Will Cause Long-Term Harm to Health

Attacks on hospitals and other health facilities have been a prominent – and horrifying – feature of the war in Ukraine. A maternity and children’s hospital was bombed in Mariupol in a widely publicized attack, and Ukraine accused Russia of attacking a psychiatric hospital in Kharkiv, to name just two examples.

The country’s health minister said that Russian forces have shelled 135 hospitals and damaged 43 ambulances, and the WHO has confirmed 49 attacks on hospitals and nine on medical transport units.

“The number is astonishing in such a short period of time,” said Leonard Rubenstein, a professor and director of the Program on Human Rights and Health in Conflict Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Back to Top

People

Kemish Kenneth Alier

Academic Rank: Associate Degrees: MD, MPH, MBA...

Read More

Pooja Yerramilli

Pooja Yerramilli is a Health Specialist (Young Professionals Program) at the...

Read More

Luis Martinez

Research Interests: Global Health, Poverty Reduction, Precision...

Read More

Seema Shah

Dr. Seema Shah serves as the Epidemiology and Immunization Services...

Read More

Anita Shet

Anita Shet is a pediatrician and a public health specialist with broad...

Read More

Events

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
·
·
·
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
·
·
·
·