War & Health. Defining the Protection of Health in War Zones

War & Health. Defining the Protection of Health in War Zones

Publication date:
12/2016
Author:
Pol Morillas and Rafael Vilasanjuan (eds.)
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War & Health: Defining the protection of health in war zones, is a joint monograph by CIDOB and ISGlobal that reflects the current challenges of delivering health and development services in war that can often lead to an increase in poverty and higher disease burden. Experts and academics working in the fields of international development, human rights, humanitarian assistance and public health argue that for civilians caught in the devastating reality of conflict and war, daily life is not only threatened by unspeakable fighting and violence, but is also severely impacted by the lack of access to essential services that provide food, water, sanitation, health and emergency aid. The aim of this publication is to start a debate on the need to approach new responses to conflict that are more flexible, achievable and innovative to reduce the gaps in health disparities and poverty while exploring how humanitarian access to health facilities could be strengthened.

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D.L.: B 25782-2016