This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the impact of war on public health. The book explores the multiple dimensions of the war-and-health relationship and analyzes the linkages among armed conflict, political and socioeconomic influences, societal capacities, and population well-being. It argues that the impact of violent conflict on public health disrupts the lives of populations in the immediate and short term by causing death and destruction, and in the medium and long term due to the inability of communities to meet their possibly escalated health care needs.
Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.