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International Co-operation in Health$
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Martin McKee, Paul Garner, and Robin Stott

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631985

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.001.0001

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War: from humanitarian relief to prevention

War: from humanitarian relief to prevention

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(p.109) Chapter 7 War: from humanitarian relief to prevention
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International Co-operation in Health
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Douglas Holdstock

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0007

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

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