Health in fragile and post-conflict states: a review of current understanding and challenges ahead

In by Sauren Stone

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ORGANIZATION
Academic Journal: Medicine, Conflict and Survival

YEAR PUBLISHED
2012

DESCRIPTION

This paper analyzes the impact that the political instability, economic volatility, infrastructural collapse, and human resource scarcity of fragile states have on their respective health systems. There is a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health in these fragile, post-conflict states. It is determined that fragile states usually carry a heavier burden of illness and disease, primarily amongst their vulnerable populations. Mental, sexual, reproductive, and children’s health are especially negatively impacted by violent political conflict in these areas.

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