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UNU-WIDER Rehabilitating Health Systems in Post-Conflict Situations

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Rehabilitating Health Systems in Post-Conflict Situations

Although baseline data for post-conflict situations are frequently unavailable, there is a clear deterioration in the health conditions of populations during and following conflict. Excess mortality and morbidity, displaced populations, and vulnerability to communicable diseases during and following conflict all call for immediate relief and restoration of basic services. As much as possible, short-term relief and assistance programmes should be implemented in a manner compatible with longer term health system rehabilitation. This paper presents a framework for analyzing the inputs and policies that make up post-conflict rehabilitation programmes in the health sector. Post-conflict ...
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2007/06
Title:
Rehabilitating Health Systems in Post-Conflict Situations
Authors:
Hugh Waters, Brinnon Garrett, and Gilbert Burnham
Publication date:
January 2007
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN Web:
9291909459
ISBN 13 Web:
9789291909452
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2007
Keywords:
health, conflict, war, institutions
JEL:
H51, I18, D02, H56
Project:
Making Peace Work: Conflict and Post Conflict Societies
Sponsor:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland.
Format:
online

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