UN News goes inside Gaza’s biggest hospital

For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, the head of our UN News Arabic unit, Reem Abaza, reports from the Al-Shifa Hospital, where dozens of victims of violence are undergoing often years of treatment, in the face of cutbacks and funding crises.

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“Direct attacks” against medical staff and patients “must end”

The “systematic destruction” of medical facilities, staff and patients during conflict is a violation of international law that “must end”.

That’s according to the UN Secretary General, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday.

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UN names prominent United Kingdom health expert as envoy for patient safety

The head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today appointed Liam Donaldson of the United Kingdom as its envoy for patient safety to help mobilize support on the issue among donors, philanthropic organizations and governments.