What We're Reading

March 2020 | Public Health and Conflict

As the world continues to face the challenges presented by COVID-19, RESOLVE is highlighting the connection between public health and conflict. Healthcare remains a top concern in areas dealing with war and violence, as the destruction of health infrastructure decreases treatment capacity and the threat of infectious disease complicates peace processes. The articles in this month’s “What We’re Reading” focus on the complex interplay of dealing with public health concerns, mitigating conflict, and advancing international peace and security.

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Vinh-Kim Nguyen
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2019-06-01
War is changing and what we have found is that conflict, which involves non-state actors and armed groups of various kinds, has transformed the infectious disease threats that we face. Cl...
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S. Garry and F. Checchi
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2019-12-01
According to the World Bank, 2 billion people currently live in areas that are fragile or affected by conflict. Armed conflicts affect health: they entail violence, displacement, infrastr...
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Michelle Gayer, Dominique Legros, Pierre Formenty, and Maire A. Connolly
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2007-11-01
Detection and control of emerging infectious diseases in conflict situations are major challenges due to multiple risk factors known to enhance emergence and transmission of infectious di...
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International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
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2017-08-01
Peace and health are closely interlinked, one cannot exist without the other. The very basic principles of living together in healthy societies are strongly linked to a peaceful environme...