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Rehabilitating health systems in post-conflict situations

Citation

Waters, H., Garrett, B., & Burnham, G. (2007). Rehabilitating health systems in post-conflict situations. (UNU-WIDER Research Paper No. 2007/06). Washington, DC: United Nations University-World Instititue for Development Economics Research.

Abstract

Although baseline data for post-conflict situations are frequently unavailable, there is a clear deterioration in the health conditions of populations during and following conflict. Excess mortality and morbidity, displaced populations, and vulnerability to
communicable diseases during and following conflict all call for immediate relief and
restoration of basic services. As much as possible, short-term relief and assistance
programmes should be implemented in a manner compatible with longer term health
system rehabilitation.