Conflicts and disasters affect large populations in many parts of the world, thereby compromising their development. While significant amounts of public fund are spent on relief, little attention is placed on developing policies to reduce the impact on human populations, particularly in terms of public health. Lessons from the field have yet to be transformed into effective policies for development agencies and national governments. SE Asia is a region that has been devastated by conflicts and is highly affected by natural disasters. The project will focus on the main components of public health response in this area, which represent health aspects where specific action can be developed-infectious diseases, landmines, nutrition and mental health. A network approach is adopted to bring together the many disparate groups working on this subject, thereby allowing a structure or frame within ideas can be developed and transformed into response mechanisms.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts