As Serbla and Kosovo emerge from yet another European war, their people's health and the region's health care, scientific research, and medical education have been seriously damaged and disrupted.
There are lessons to be learned from recent Balkan wars, lessons that might help doctors, Intematlonal relief organisations, and governments to do better than they have done elsewhere during the long reconstruction period that will follow this recent savage conflict.
An analysis of the medical legacles of war may also ralse lssues for doctors worldwide to consider as part of their role In a larger public-health community.
For a week In May, 1999,1 travelled to Croatla and the Croat-Muslim Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina to meet doctors working in peace but next to war.
In the first part of this essay, I briefly survey some of the medical consequences of the Croatian and Bosnlan confilcts.
In the second part, to be published In the June 26 Issue, I consider plans for and limitations to restoration, and try to identify possible opportunities for prevention of the adverse health effects of war In a newly enlarged Europe.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Reportage, Croatie, Europe, Guerre, Bosnie Herzégovine, Conflit politique, Facteur humain, Psychological Stress Evaluator, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Questionnaire, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Outside broadcast, Croatia, Europe, War, Bosnia Herzegovina, Political conflict, Human factor, Psychological Stress Evaluator, Prevention, Sanitary program, Human, Questionnaire, Public health organization, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0353296
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 14/12/1999.