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WMA Welcomes Pope's Message for World Day of the Sick

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The World Medical Association has welcomed a message from Pope Francis criticizing attacks on health professionals.

In a message to mark World Day of the Sick, the Pope declared: “Tragically, in some contexts of war and violent conflict, healthcare professionals and the facilities that receive and assist the sick are attacked. In some areas, too, political authorities attempt to manipulate medical care for their own advantage, thus restricting the medical profession’s legitimate autonomy. Yet attacking those who devote themselves to the service of the suffering members of society does not serve the interests of anyone”. WMA President Dr. Miguel Jorge, said, “The annual World Day of the Sick is a fitting moment to deplore all attacks on healthcare professionals, and we welcome the Pope’s words….” (WMA, February 10, 2020)

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