PUAF 699D: Disease, Disaster, and Development

Publication Date: 
January 2012


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Development — cultural, agricultural, industrial, social, economic, political — will be reviewed as a bringer of disease prevention and treatment and as a bringer of disease itself, from acute infections and poisonings to chronic conditions attributable to the “westernization” of diets. Then, development’s uncertain resilience in disaster and the developed world’s uneven response to disasters of various sorts — political, military, economic, environmental, geophysical, meteorological, nutritional, epidemic, epizootic, epiphytotic — will be considered, with particular attention paid to the performance of national agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, institutions, charities, professions, and activists.