PLOS Currents: Disasters

PLOS Currents: Disasters
[Accessed 14 January 2017]

The Politics of Global Public Health in Fragile States and Ungoverned Territories
January 9, 2017 ·
The reasons for global health crises and how the world responds to them have dramatically changed over the last half century. Increasingly, natural disasters result in failure of public health and security systems leading to preventable conflict, unconventional war and unprecedented population migration. While scientific expertise exists to mitigate these failures in fragile states and ungoverned territories, inactions are mired by the lack of political will, international legal mandates, and capacity to strategically monitor multidisciplinary public health indicator failures.