CONFLICT AND HEALTH; Civil conflict and sleeping sickness in Africa

This presentation attempts to shed some light on how conflict in various regions of Africa has helped spread infection with trypanosomiasis and has made it almost impossible to contain sleeping sickness. Solutions are also offered that national and international authorities could implement in the control and prevention of sleeping sickness. This presentation should also be of interest to those of you interested In Environmental health. It shows ways in which environments of conflict can have an effect on our health.

 Please click here to view presentation. I hope that the information is helpful. If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so, below. Thank you.

Esther Shisoka

PUBH 6165-5, Environmental Health

Walden University


5 Responses

  1. Thanks for your presentation. It was very informative. Conflict, civil strife, war, etc. all have their toll on health and well-being. You provided an excellent example on such conflict and an illness.

    Your posting reminded me of another weblog, by Mr. Christopher Albon, a Ph.D. student at the University of California (Davis), where he is researching issues on human security, health diplomacy, and public health consequences of armed conflict. Some of his work and commentaries can be found at [ ].

    Thanks again, and the best to you as you proceed with your studies.

    Dr. R. Thron

    • Dr. Thron,
      Thank you so much for your feedback. I felt it was a topic that needed some attention. When we think about the environment and how it affects our health, we focus mainly on pollution and toxic substances but rarely on issues like armed conflict and how they affect the health of a population. Thanks again for your kind remarks.

  2. Hi Esther,

    Great job ! There is a lot happening in our environment and its through such presentation/research that we will be able to be pro-active and confront/deal/manage issues

    Wish you all the best

    • Pato,
      Thanks for your kind remarks. Just my little way of making the world better. Planning to be in your neck of the woods last week of July. Hope to connect with you and family.

    • Hey Pato, Najua nimepotea lakini maisha imenipita. I will be seeing you soon at the end of this month. Congratulations by the way on the new addition to the family. I hope you are enjoying her. I think little girls are special people. Hugs and kisses to your family.

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