Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18286
Title:
Special report: silent disasters.
Authors:
Eriksson, A
Journal:
Nursing & Health Sciences
Abstract:
Disasters occur not only in war and conflict or after natural events, such as earthquakes or floods. In fact, the death of hundreds of thousands of children in Niger every year, often for treatable conditions, could just as well qualify as a disaster situation. A lack of funding for health care and health-care staff and user fee policies for health care in very poor or unstable settings challenge international agreements that make statements about the right to health and access to health care for all people. This paper argues that although sustainable development is important, today many are without essential health care and die in the silent disasters of hunger and poverty. In other words, the development of health care appears to be stalled for the sake of sustainability.
Affiliation:
Medécins Sans Frontières, Stockholm, Sweden. anneli_eriksson@stockholm.msf.org
Issue Date:
Dec-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18286
DOI:
10.1111/j.1442-2018.2007.00339.x
PubMed ID:
17958672
Language:
en
ISSN:
1441-0745
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, A-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T12:40:28Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-14T12:40:28Z-
dc.date.issued2007-12-
dc.identifier.citationSpecial report: silent disasters. 2007, 9 (4):243-5notNurs Health Scien
dc.identifier.issn1441-0745-
dc.identifier.pmid17958672-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1442-2018.2007.00339.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18286-
dc.description.abstractDisasters occur not only in war and conflict or after natural events, such as earthquakes or floods. In fact, the death of hundreds of thousands of children in Niger every year, often for treatable conditions, could just as well qualify as a disaster situation. A lack of funding for health care and health-care staff and user fee policies for health care in very poor or unstable settings challenge international agreements that make statements about the right to health and access to health care for all people. This paper argues that although sustainable development is important, today many are without essential health care and die in the silent disasters of hunger and poverty. In other words, the development of health care appears to be stalled for the sake of sustainability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nursing & Health Sciencesen
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild Nutrition Disordersen
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Careen
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen
dc.subject.meshDisaster Planningen
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demanden
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMedical Missions, Officialen
dc.subject.meshNational Health Programsen
dc.subject.meshNigeren
dc.subject.meshNurse's Roleen
dc.subject.meshNursing Staffen
dc.subject.meshPovertyen
dc.subject.meshSocial Changeen
dc.titleSpecial report: silent disasters.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedécins Sans Frontières, Stockholm, Sweden. anneli_eriksson@stockholm.msf.orgen
dc.identifier.journalNursing & Health Sciencesen

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