251864 Impact of War on Noncombatant Civilians

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM

Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH , Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Sherborn, MA
War accounts for much morbidity and mortality among noncombatant civilians, primarily women and children. Civilians are not only "caught in the crossfire" during war, but they are also increasingly targeted during war. Noncombatant civilians are also adversely affected indirectly during war by damage to the health-supporting infrastructure of society and the physical and social environments, forced migration, violation of human rights, and diversion of resources. Public health workers can play vital roles in minimizing the health consequences of war on civilians and in helping to prevent war itself.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the adverse impacts of war on noncombatant civilians Describe what public health workers can do to minimize the health consequences of war on civilians and help prevent war itself.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Extensive experience speaking, writing on War and Public Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.