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The extractive industry in Latin America and the Caribbean : health impact assessment as an opportunity for the health authority

Drewry, Jonathan and Shandro, Janis and Winkler, Mirko S.. (2017) The extractive industry in Latin America and the Caribbean : health impact assessment as an opportunity for the health authority. International journal of public health, 62 (2). pp. 253-262.

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Abstract

The extractive industries have contributed to the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean for centuries. We have undertaken a narrative review to assess the role of the health authority in the decision-making process as it relates to extractive industry projects.; A narrative literature review was conducted with a keyword search conducted using PubMed, Scientific Electronic Library Online and Google. This was complemented with manual searches of relevant journals and reference lists of primary articles.; A broad body of literature from Latin America and the Caribbean region provides evidence that the public health of communities engaged in extractive industry is not being assured and that significant gaps exist in aligning public and private sector efforts to improve health.; Inclusion of the health authority in impact assessment has the potential to result in lasting positive effects on communities involved directly and indirectly in the extractive industry, while preventing a large range of potential adverse health impacts.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Winkler, Mirko S.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Publisher:Birkhäuser
ISSN:1661-8556
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:02 Nov 2017 08:32
Deposited On:23 May 2017 09:32

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