In a letter to governors of all 50 U.S. states, prominent leaders in the field of infectious disease and public health write to express their concern over decisions by U.S. Governors to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine on all health care workers returning from West African countries where they were responding to an outbreak of Ebola.
States Should Not Issue Blanket Quarantine Orders for Medical Workers Returning from Ebola-Stricken Countries
The decision by several states, including Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, to impose a mandatory quarantine on health workers – mostly volunteers – returning from the three countries in West Africa where there is a significant Ebola outbreak should be reversed.
This statement provides in-depth analysis on the obligations of the international community and the immediate and long-term actions it must take in light of the Ebola outbreak.
Physicians for Human Rights and partner NGOs welcome the United Nations Security Council resolution, which directly authorizes UN agencies and their implementing partners to deliver aid across Syria’s borders and conflict lines.
The Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights urges all states to take important steps to ensure justice and accountability for crimes of sexual violence.