War: from humanitarian relief to prevention

Douglas Holdstock

in International Co-operation in Health

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780192631985
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723582 | DOI:
War: from humanitarian relief to prevention

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This chapter examines the impact of war on health. It begins by considering the health impact and response to specific types of weapons, and the role of the arms trade. It then discusses the broader political changes need for a war-free — that is, stable — global society.

Keywords: health services; public health; health impact; nuclear weapons; chemical and biological warfare; disarmament

Chapter.  7863 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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