Avoiding Catastrophes: Seeking Synergies among the Public Health, Environmental Protection, and Human Security Sectors

Avoiding Catastrophes: Seeking Synergies among the Public Health, Environmental Protection, and Human Security Sectors

Source: The Lancet Global Health, 2016

Author(s): Peter Stoett, Peter Daszak, Cristina Romanelli, Catherine Machalaba, Ronald Behringer, Frank Chalk, Stephen Cornish, Simon Dalby, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Zaryab Iqbal, Tom Koch, Florian Krampe, Marieme Lo, Keith Martin, Kyle Matthews, and Jason W.

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation

Added: 29/09/2016

 

Global health catastrophes have complex origins, often rooted in social disruption, poverty, conflict, and environmental collapse. Avoiding them will require a new integrative analysis of the links between disease, armed conflict, and environmental degradation within a socioecological vulnerability and human security context. Exploring these connections was the aim of Avoiding Catastrophe: Linking Armed Conflict, Harm to Ecosystems, and Public Health, an expert workshop held in May 4–6, 2016, at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

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