Health consequences of armed conflict in Guinea-Bissau

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Abstract

The present paper reviews studies carried out by the Bandim Health Project during the armed conflict in Guinea-Bissau, 1998-1999. Common health interventions like vaccination and breastfeeding, as well as focused interventions such as nutrition interventions aimed at malnourished children are effective measures. Population-based studies of health status gives important information about health conditions for groups at special risk, and provides information about which interventions are the most effective in an emergency.

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Authors
  • Jens Nielsen
  • Morten Sodemann
  • Marianne Jakobsen
  • Per Gustafson
  • Christine Benn
  • Peter Aaby
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Infectious Medicine

Keywords

  • Mortality, Adult, Child, Developing Countries, Guinea-Bissau/epidemiology, Health Status, Health Surveys, History, 20th Century, Morbidity, Humans, Tuberculosis, War, Socioeconomic Factors, Public Health
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)132-136
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume172
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Bibliographic note

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20074491