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An Interconnection of Armed Conflict and Health Service system in Rolpa District of Nepal

Author(s): Sachin Kumar Ghimire

Journal: Social Medicine
ISSN 1557-7112

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 139;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Exclusion | Conflict | Human rights violation | Resource contestation | health and illness | Post conflict situation | Nepal.

The health service system is the part of the political system. Likewise, political systems should be an integral part of the health system. Contrary to this, local political tussle, national level power conflicts, long-term civil war, and crises in the bureaucracy have led to the continuous ignorance of people’s health issues in Rolpa. War is always detrimental for people's health, health service system and social well-being of the population. The chronic condition of exclusion prevalent in large section of the society is the “favorable” fertile ground to capitalize the expectations toward inclusive and healthy condition in Rolpa. The process of capitalizing such historical exclusion in the name of “revolution” gives rise to new sects of political actors. However, rising expectations and aspirations toward “equitable society” have been resulting in severe frustrations because no significant changes have been done to address the general living conditions of people. The continuous rise and fall of expectations after all lead to infinitive journey of producing ill health that could be extremely detrimental to people's expectation, even to live a normal life as a human.
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