chapter  11
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Public Health and Social Pathologies in Xinjiang

The importance of public health issues in Xinjiang can hardly be overstated. They affect current social and political dynamics in the region and help define future scenarios of development there. They are a subtle indicator of the state of well-being of all peoples in Xinjiang, but especially of the Uyghurs, since health issues significantly shape the overall relationship of the Uyghur community to the apparatus of state.