Ukraine Conflict

Even before the war, the country struggled with epidemics of H.I.V., tuberculosis and hepatitis. The conflict threatens to undo decades of progress - Apoorva Mandavilli

Ukraine Conflict
Ukraine Conflict

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The Escalation of the Ukraine War and Global Health

History also teaches that strategic escalations wreak greater havoc on health, health systems, and the social determinants of health. The first months after Russia's February 2022 invasion of Ukraine provoked much concern from global health experts, including those at the World Health Organization. These concerns deepened as the invasion stalled and a war of attrition began with terrible health consequences in Ukraine and beyond—both direct harms (for example, damage to the physical and mental health of injured and displaced people and to medical services within the country) and indirect threats (for example, disruption of food and other agricultural supplies to low-income countries).

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 The Escalation of the Ukraine War and Global Health

The war has entered a more dangerous phase with grim portents for health.

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