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Title: Everyday Health Security Practices as Disaster Resilience in Rural Bangladesh
Authors: Ray-Bennett, Nibedita S.
Collins, Andrew E.
Edgeworth, Ross
Bhuiya, Abbas
Nahar, Papreen
Alamgir, Fariba
First Published: 10-Feb-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Development in Practice, 2016, 26(2), pp. 170-183.
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.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09614524.2016.1132678
ISSN: 0961-4524
eISSN: 1364-9213
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2016. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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