J. Stephen Morrison talks about a deliberate violence against the health sector in wars that has roots in 1980s, but has accelerated in the age of Syria, Yemen, and counter-terrorism, post-9/11. It destroys lives and health infrastructure, induces mass flight, and shreds the Geneva Conventions. The challenges now is to figure out what can be done to reverse this deeply disturbing trend.
Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) a major independent Washington foreign policy and security think tank. PhD in political science. Served in US Congress and the Clinton administration. Headed CSIS Africa Program 2000-2008, founded (2008) and direct the CSIS Global Health Policy Center.