Practitioner Profile: Maciej Polkowski

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In this episode we interview Maciej Polkowski, Head of the Health Care in Danger Initiative based in Geneva. Health Care in Danger (HCID) is an initiative of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at addressing the issue of violence against patients, health workers, medical facilities, and vehicles, and ensuring safe access to and delivery of health care in armed conflict and other emergencies. HCID focuses on public awareness, improving field practices and responses to targeted violence, and mobilizing a Community of Concern.

Maciej Polkowski first started working for the ICRC in 2005 and as a Hindi, Urdu and Pashto speaker worked for the organisation in a variety of positions in South Asia. Maciej holds a Master’s degree in South Asian studies from Jagiellonian University, Krakow and a Master’s degree in linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has extensive field experience in protection of healthcare the context of conflict and other situations of violence and currently heads the Health Care in Danger initiative. He was formerly head of the Health Care in Danger project in Karachi, Pakistan.

In this Practitioner Profile, Maciej is interviewed by Dr. Gabrielle Prager. Gabrielle received her Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in the global health track. She received her medical degree and a BSc in Global Health from Imperial College London. She has worked as a physician in the British National Health Service and intends to combine her interest in Global Health challenges with clinical work in emergency medicine. Her work has previously taken her to Madagascar working to empower communities to tackle malnutrition and Uganda developing novel diagnostics for schistosomiasis and carrying out mass drug administration. She is also founder of ‘RE-cuperate’ a not-for-profit that aims to reduce and repurpose drug waste. 



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