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Session: War and Public Health
3218.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
War and Public Health
In this session, contributors to War and Public Health (Oxford University Press, 1997; APHA, softcover updated edition, 2000) and others will present papers on current issues of the impact of war on public health and on the ways public health workers can prevent war and its public health impact. Along with papers that discuss the health impact of recent specific wars there will be discussion of the relationship between war and "terrorism" and of the efforts of public health workers and community organization to prevent war. Challenges include addressing factors that may lead to war, controlling weapons, preventing diversion of resources to war from those needed for health and human needs, and improving public health and medical care system capabilities to respond to all needs. The role of public health workers in addressing these challenges and in opposing politically-motivated efforts to restrict civil liberties and human rights will be stressed. Current issues that will be addressed will include the war in Iraq and its aftermath, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars in Africa, and the impact of military expenditures on the U.S. federal budget.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session participants will: recognize the impact of war on public health and identify strategies that public health workers can undertake to prevent war and its public health impacts.
Presider(s):Victor W. Sidel, MD
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH
12:30 PMWar and public health
Victor W. Sidel, MD, Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH
12:35 PMMilitarization of Space and the Social Production of Disease  [ Recorded presentation ]
Seiji Yamada, MD, MPH
12:50 PMHealth impact of occupation on the Palestinian population: Report of a delegation from the Jewish American Medical Project  [ Recorded presentation ]
Alice Rothchild, MD, Alan F. Meyers, MD, MPH, Jonathan Glazer Shaw, Roman Torgovitsky, Michal Seligman, PsyD
1:05 PMEffects of militarization on public health in North Korea  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sanghyuk S Shin, MS
1:20 PMWar In Sudan  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jennifer Leaning, MD
1:35 PMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Peace Caucus
Endorsed by:Labor Caucus; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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