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Alternatives Humanitaires n°11, juillet 2019

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Choices at the time of the climate emergency

UREPH contribution

23.07.2019

Knowing about the discussions in progress at Médecins Sans Frontières, as well as the actions it intends to implement to adapt to climate change, provides precious insight. Though they speak in...

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The evolving role of CSR in international development: Evidence from Canadian extractive companies’ involvement in community health initiatives in low-income countries

Philippe Calain

2017

Overseas development agencies and international finance organisations view the exploitation of minerals as a strategy for alleviating poverty in low-income countries. However, for local communities...

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Extractive resources and the Ebola economy

Philippe Calain

2015

Letter about extractive resources and Ebola, a response to the recent briefing by Wilkinson and Leach “Briefing: Ebola–myths, realities, and structural violence” published in African Affairs.

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Understanding Power Relationships: Commentary on Wurr C and Cooney L (2014) 'Ethical Dilemmas in Population-Level Treatment of Lead Poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria'

Philippe Calain

2014

After 4 years of relief activities, it is difficult to keep managing the lead poisoning epidemic in northern Nigeria as an emergency situation, while it appears clearly to be a more complex,...

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The interaction between humanitarian non-governmental organisations and extractive industries: a perspective from Médecins Sans Frontières

Philippe Calain

29.10.2013

This opinion note explores some aspects of the relationship between humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and extractive industries. Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders,...

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What Is the Relationship of Medical Humanitarian Organisations with Mining and Other Extractive Industries?

Philippe Calain

2012

In developing countries, extractive industries have far reaching consequences on health through environmental pollution, some communicable diseases, violence, destitution, and compromised food...

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Oil for health in sub-Saharan Africa: health systems in a 'resource curse' environment

Philippe Calain

2008

The resource curse is a theory that explains the inverse relationship classically seen between dependence on natural resources and economic growth. It defines a peculiar economic and political...

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