Conflict, Post-Conflict and Failed States: Challenges to Healthcare

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The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been widely covered in the global media, as the latest example of a health epidemic that can quickly spread across and beyond countries. While drugs development is needed to counter the virus, Jennifer Cole argues that any successful long-term approach to fighting epidemics must be based on a deeper socio-cultural understanding of the dynamics that underpin fragile healthcare systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number9
Early online date4 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014


  • polio
  • ebola
  • conflict
  • public health
  • emergency management

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