The health of individuals is affected by myriad factors, one of which includes the nature of the political environment in which they reside. Armed conflict—both intrastate and interstate—not surprisingly is deleterious to the health of individuals who inhabit geographic locales in which conflicts occur. In War and the Health of Nations, Zaryab Iqbal provides ample empirical data to illustrate these facts and to elucidate the mechanisms by which armed conflicts affect the health of individuals.
Amesh A. Adalja. War and the Health of Nations. JAMA. 2010;304(5):580–581. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1099