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Public Health and Armed Conflict

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This chapter describes about public health and armed conflict. It briefly discusses the maternal and newborn health, adolescent health and development. The chapter also discusses the public health concerns in the democratic Republic of Congo and Colombia. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and HIV/AIDS are detailed. UNICEF and an equity-based approach to child survival and development, delivering health care in emergencies and armed conflict are briefly described. Armed conflict is a major obstacle for the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Basic epidemiological analysis and improved evidence based research has been called for in determining how conflicts affect the public health of people and who conflicts affect. Case studies on public health in emergencies and armed conflict are presented. It also describes the mental health care in emergencies and armed conflict. Finally the chapter highlights the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Keywords:armed conflict; mental health care; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); public health; UNICEF; United Nations Committee



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