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Title: Social determinants of health in countries in conflict: a perspective from the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: The WHO Global Commission on Social Determinants of Health was launched in 2005 with the aim of identifying and tackling the persistent and growing inequalities in health, both within and between countries. Social inequality is widely recognized as an important cause of conflict and the social determinants of health in conflict settings reflect and reinforce these inequalities. This publication explores the impact of conflict and occupation on the health of people in six countries of the Region, identifying loss of human rights, breaches of medical neutrality and psychosocial distress as key determinants that affect people’s health in crisis settings. The publication also identifies some examples of activities and interventions that may help to mitigate the impact of these conflicts on the health and well-being of affected populations, as well as policy implications for all concerned parties
Description: 96 p. ; 24 cm.
Keywords: Dissent and Disputes
Dissent and Disputes
Community Health Services
Civil Disorders
Social Medicine
Health Policy
Subject: Community Medicine
Community Health Services
ISBN: 978-92-9021-631-5
ISSN: 1020-041x
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