We have different job roles, practices, and challenges. But the risk of violence is one thing almost everyone has in common, even in peaceful settings.
Despite the potentially serious impact of violence, shared experience, resources and training available may be limited.
In 2016 and 2017, we documented 270 front-line incidents of violence thanks to the ambulance and pre-hospital emergency care workers from 70 countries, who signed up to our #Ambulance! Exercises.
This fall, we are inviting you to join this global Community of Action for three webinars, during which you and other practitioners will share stories, dilemmas and insights to make access to health care and its provision safer and better protected.
Who is this initiative for?
If you work or have worked in an ambulance or other emergency care health service, whether in a peaceful country, during an emergency or times of an armed conflict, we urge you to join.
Nonmedical staff and volunteers working to ensure the safety and security of emergency health workers are also encouraged to join.
Who is organizing these events: The Norwegian Red Cross and the Community of Action for Ambulance and Pre‑Hospital Services in Risk Situations are organizing these events. The Community of Action, organized under the auspices of the Health Care in Danger Project, is a network of practitioners and other experts interested in improving the operational security in violent situations, in order to better access people in need of emergency medical assistance. The initiative is being developed in partnership with the Geneva Learning Foundation.