publication . Article . 1994

are war and public health compatible

M.J. Toole; S. Galson; W. Brady;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1994 Journal: International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, volume 44, pages 187-187 (issn: 0020-7292, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Abstract A public health assessment during March, 1993, in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in the areas of Serbia and Montenegro hosting Bosnian refugees, revealed extensive disruption to basic health services, displacement of more than 1 million Bosnians, severe food shortages in Muslim enclaves in eastern Bosnia, and widespread destruction of public water and sanitation systems. War-related violence remains the most important public health risk; civilians on all sides of the conflict have been intentional targets of physical and sexual violence. The impact of the war on the health status of the population has been difficult to document; however, in the central Bosnian ...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Economic growth, business.industry, business, General Medicine, Health care, Montenegro, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Infant mortality, Sanitation, Child mortality, Environmental health, Bosnian, language.human_language, language
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