Abstract

The collapse of a country’s economy can have significant impacts on the health and healthcare infrastructure of the country. This paper compares the collapse of three national economies from widely separated regions: Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Despite significant differences in the environments and cultures of these countries, there are some common variables and outcomes shared by most of the countries including effects on healthcare workforce, disproportionate effects on marginalized populations, and resurgence of certain infectious diseases.

Department(s)

Public Health and Sports Medicine

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041252

Rights Information

© 2020 by the author. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Keywords

disaster, economic collapse, tuberculosis, workforce

Publication Date

2-2-2020

Journal Title

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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