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Military environmental health on Operation RUMAN
  1. Leah MacMahon
  1. HQ 1 (UK) Division, Medical Branch, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Capt Leah MacMahon, HQ 1 (UK) Division, Medical Branch, York YO104HD, UK; leah.macmahon785{at}


Operation RUMAN was the British government’s combined military and humanitarian operations to provide relief to the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean. This paper provides a short summary of the role played by environmental health during the operation and the importance of environmental health considerations at all stages of disaster management.

  • public health
  • public health
  • health policy

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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