Effect of political violence on health: A review of literature
Author(s): Aditi Baishya
Abstract: There is increasing recognition that political violence and war present a significant negative impact on health services and health systems. They also present opportunities, however, for the development of new services and systems; the challenge of confronting adversity allows for innovation, creativity, and the emergence of new technologies and systems that may have some positive benefits for health. This review article examines how political violence of various forms affects health services and health systems. It highlights the challenges facing the health systems in their attempts to maintain activity despite adversity.