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Session: How Does National Instability Affect Health Systems?: A Growing Challenge in Global Health
4044.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
How Does National Instability Affect Health Systems?: A Growing Challenge in Global Health
National instability catches the international focus at the present time, particularly with conflict and natural disasters. Instability provides special challenges to health and requires a very different approach to meeting population needs. Too often immediate responses to disasters (which has to be rapid and externally driven and financed), is not supported by effective efforts to develop the health systems which will need to maintain health after the immediate crisis is over. In this session we look at a range of issues from delivering services in post-conflict Afghanistan, to the ongoing conflict in Mindanao in the Philippines. We then go on to look at how we can more accurately document the impact of instability and conflict on health with a hope that we can develop more effective responses in the long-term.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Florence Guillaume, MD
8:30 AMHealth Systems Development in a Fragile State: Post-Conflict Afghanistan  [ Recorded presentation ]
A. Frederick Hartman, MD MPH, Paul Ickx, MD MSc, Laurence Laumonier-Ickx, MD, William Newbrander, MHA PhD
8:50 AMAssessing the Quality of Care of Health Services in a Conflict Area of Rural Mindanao, Philippines  [ Recorded presentation ]
Anbrasi Edward, PhD, MPH, Alan Talens, Md, MPH, Phyllis Oblander, MD, Donna Schebar, RN, Mailyn Ontok, MD
9:10 AMDocumenting the destruction of livelihoods: A method for data collection in human rights investigations  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kirsten Noel Johnson, MD MPH, Michael VanRooyen, MD MPH, Jennifer Leaning, MD SMH
9:30 AMMortality rates in selected areas of rural ethnic Burma in 2004  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jerry E. Vincent, OD MPH, Cynthia Maung, MBBS, Tin Maung Latt, BS, Lin Yone
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA