Biodiversity and Community Health: connecting and linking nature, knowledge and practices on the ground

Payyappallimana, Unnikrishnan and Subramanian, Suneetha M. (2012). Biodiversity and Community Health: connecting and linking nature, knowledge and practices on the ground. United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies.

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    Author Payyappallimana, Unnikrishnan
    Subramanian, Suneetha M.
    Title Biodiversity and Community Health: connecting and linking nature, knowledge and practices on the ground
    Publication Date 2012
    Place of Publication Yokohama
    Publisher United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
    Pages 8
    Language eng
    Abstract Healthy ecosystems and biodiversity are sources of various goods and services that nurture life on Earth and enhance human well-being. While the relevance of biodiversity to modern health care delivery may be clear, as seen in the commercial use of biological resources for pharmaceuticals, the relevance of biodiversity to the health care of people in economically disadvantaged and/or relatively isolated regions of the world can be considered to be fundamentally connected to their very survival. These regions may be rich in a variety of resources (such as medicinal or nutritional and related knowledge) and have naturally abundant biodiversity, but they often lack sufficient public health care infrastructure with adequate personnel. This paper identifies ten key elements that need to be considered to achieve good health at the community level, and suggests some key considerations for use by policy and decision-makers.
    UNBIS Thesaurus BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
    Keyword Community health
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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