In this text for The Lancet, KFF’s Joshua Michaud and Kellie Moss, and 11 co-authors look at the numerous roles, obligations, and approaches of militaries in international well being, drawing on examples and case research throughout peacetime, battle, and catastrophe response environments.
The article evaluations the militaries’ capabilities to advertise international well being targets, together with analysis, surveillance, medical experience and the fast, large-scale deployment for logistics, transportation, and safety. It examines limitations, together with the strategic, operational, and tactical aims that assist their safety and protection missions however can battle with humanitarian and international well being aims. The article additionally summarizes insurance policies that may assist shut the hole between navy and civilian actors and catalyze the contributions of all contributors with the intention to improve international well being.
The article was revealed on-line on January 17, 2019, and is a part of a particular part on safety and international well being in The Lancet. In addition to KFF’s Joshua Michaud and Kellie Moss, the article’s different coauthors are Derek Licina of the U.S. Army/Regional Health Command-Pacific; Ron Waldman of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; Adam Kamradt-Scott of University of Sydney; Maureen Bartee, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Matthew Lim of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center; Jamie Williamson of the International Committee of the Red Cross; Frederick Burkle of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health; Christina Polyak of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program/The Henry Jackson Foundation; Nick Thomson of Johns Hopkins University/University of Melbourne; David L. Heymann of Chatham House/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Louis Lillywhite of Chatham House.
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