Preventing violent conflict: a revised mandate for the public health professional?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/615673
Title:
Preventing violent conflict: a revised mandate for the public health professional?
Authors:
Whitaker, Sean
Abstract:
Violent conflict disrupts livelihoods, healthcare systems, and food security, with dire public health consequences. My intention in this article is to conceptualise violent conflict as a public health hazard and delineate the strategies public health professionals might adopt to minimise that hazard. There is continued support among commentators for the role of the public health professional in addressing the underlying causes of conflict. Importantly, there has been a trend for foreign donors to design public health initiatives in ways that meet socio-political criteria deemed important to preventing conflict. The underlying causes of conflict can be mitigated by specific strategies employed by public health professionals and they should be key players in preventing the public health disaster that is violent conflict.
Citation:
Preventing violent conflict: a revised mandate for the public health professional? 2013, 34 (1):46-54 J Public Health Policy
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Journal of public health policy
Issue Date:
Jan-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/615673
DOI:
10.1057/jphp.2012.65
PubMed ID:
23191942
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Fjphp.2012.65
Note:
This article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1745-655X
Appears in Collections:
pre-2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, Seanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-07T13:03:04Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-07T13:03:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-01-
dc.identifier.citationPreventing violent conflict: a revised mandate for the public health professional? 2013, 34 (1):46-54 J Public Health Policyen
dc.identifier.issn1745-655X-
dc.identifier.pmid23191942-
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/jphp.2012.65-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/615673-
dc.description.abstractViolent conflict disrupts livelihoods, healthcare systems, and food security, with dire public health consequences. My intention in this article is to conceptualise violent conflict as a public health hazard and delineate the strategies public health professionals might adopt to minimise that hazard. There is continued support among commentators for the role of the public health professional in addressing the underlying causes of conflict. Importantly, there has been a trend for foreign donors to design public health initiatives in ways that meet socio-political criteria deemed important to preventing conflict. The underlying causes of conflict can be mitigated by specific strategies employed by public health professionals and they should be key players in preventing the public health disaster that is violent conflict.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Fjphp.2012.65en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of public health policyen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Public health. Health statistics. Occupational health. Health educationen
dc.titlePreventing violent conflict: a revised mandate for the public health professional?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of public health policyen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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