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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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Collateral Damage: War, Infrastructure, and Public Health

Collateral Damage: War, Infrastructure, and Public Health

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(p.98) 6 Collateral Damage: War, Infrastructure, and Public Health
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War and the Health of Nations
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0006

This chapter examines the impact of conflict-related damage to health-related and general infrastructure on key public health outputs. It explains that general and health care infrastructure are integral to the provision of adequate health care, and that violent conflict has a direct and negative effect on all aspects of infrastructure, which in turn can lead to a decline in health outputs. The chapter also suggests that the impact of war on societal well-being is mediated to a great degree by states' ability to recover from conflict and the pace of post-conflict reconstruction.

Keywords:   public health outputs, general infrastructure, health care infrastructure, health care, societal well-being, post-conflict reconstruction

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