Everyday health security practices as disaster resilience in rural Bangladesh

Ray-Bennett, Nibedita S, Collins, Andrew E, Edgeworth, Ross, Bhuiya, Abbas, Nahar, Papreen and Alamgir, Fariba (2016) Everyday health security practices as disaster resilience in rural Bangladesh. Development in Practice, 26 (2). pp. 170-183. ISSN 0961-4524

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Abstract

Health security is a relatively new concept in terms of how it is practised in disaster-prone locales. We observed 10 rural households in Bangladesh for four months using informal interviews, field diaries, and observation. The findings suggest that the everyday practises of health security involve the capabilities of “caring for themselves” in resource-constrained contexts. Understanding how households care for themselves prior to and during disasters presents an opportunity to examine how improved health might reduce the effects of disasters, ill health, and poverty. Some interventions are proposed to improve health security for poorer households in general and women in particular.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Deborah Miller
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 09:36
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 09:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89214

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