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Author Sinha, Samrat, author.

Title Health inequities in conflict-affected areas : armed violence, survival and post-conflict recovery in the Indo-Bhutan borderlands / Samrat Sinha, Jennifer Liang
Published Singapore : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The making of violent spaces : conflict and the search for peace in Bodoland -- 3. Researching fragility in the Indo-Bhutan Borderlands -- 4. Armed violence and the breakdown of the health system : vulnerabilities of health personnel in the conflict-affected borderland -- 5. Surviving conflict in a fragmented borderland : community voices on violence, dislocation and ill-being in the border villages of Chirang -- 6. Deep vulnerabilities and coping after conflict : ill-health, treatment seeking behaviour and informal medical practices in the borderland -- 7. The transboundary impacts of conflict on Bhutan's border districts : insurgency, border malaria, and cross-border healthcare -- 8. Responding to conflict : humanitarian action and peacebuilding in Bodoland -- 9. Conclusion : towards post-conflict recovery, social elasticity and restoration of health equity in Bodoland
Summary This book provides an insight into the issue of health inequity brought about by the violent conflict in Northeast India. While examining the deep vulnerabilities and loss of well-being suffered by families displaced by conflict in the Indo-Bhutan borderland region, the authors raise fundamental questions of accountability and the role of various stakeholders in providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by the conflict. It highlights for the reader the role played by conflict and armed violence in dismantling a functioning public health system and delineates the long-term barriers to post-conflict recovery. The book is written by those who have worked in implementing development and peacebuilding programs in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Western Assam. The book especially brings to the fore the voices of those communities directly affected by conflict in Bodoland. The book is valuable to researchers, development practitioners and policy makers. Given the unique format of the book, which includes a number of case studies, it is particularly useful for students of development, public health and allied disciplines such as international relations as well as peace and conflict studies.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Dr. Samrat Sinha is a Professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India. Jennifer Liang completed her Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and has since been working in the area of health, organisational development and women's issues. She is Program Lead and Trainer at the Institute of Development Action and Consultant to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (UK)
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Subject Medically underserved areas -- India
Health services accessibility -- India
Public health.
Health Inequities
Armed Conflicts
Relief Work
Refugee Camps
Health Services Accessibility
Medically Underserved Area
Socioeconomic Factors
Public Health
public health.
Health services accessibility
Medically underserved areas
Barris pobres.
Desigualtat social.
Salut pública.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Liang, Jennifer, author.
ISBN 9789811605789