Since the World Health Organisation's effort in former Yugoslavia started in July 1992 it has been concerned with the public health policies of survival.
It has provided advice to the United Nations High Commission for refugees, helped the voluntary agencies coordinate their work, assessed health needs, and provided practical help in the field to all parties to the conflict.
Three features of the Bosnia war have particularly deplorable effects on health: ethnic cleansing, deliberate attacks on hospitals, and systematic rape.
The WHO's response has included initiatives in nutrition, winter survival, and medical supplies.
This experience shows that the WHO can have a useful role complementary to that of other agencies in situations where the basic elements for survival of the population are seriously compromised by war.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Yougoslavie, Europe, Politique sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Survie, Guerre, Hôpital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Yugoslavia, Europe, Health policy, Primary health care, Survival, War, Hospital
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0561157
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.