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War and the Health of Nations$
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Zaryab Iqbal

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758819

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.001.0001

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War and Health: A Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

War and Health: A Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

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War and the Health of Nations
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0003

This chapter, which presents the conceptual and theoretical framework for studying the relationship between war and public health in this volume, provides an overview of the literature on the consequences of conflict and highlights the need for more comprehensive analyses of the effect of violent conflict on population well-being. It also outlines the key determinants of societies' health achievement, and identifies some of the impacts of violent international and internal conflicts on general and health care infrastructure, economic resources, and forced migration.

Keywords:   war, public health, violent conflict, population well-being, health achievement, health care infrastructure, economic resources, forced migration

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