Author Archives: Conflict and Health

Health needs of older populations affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income…

The combination of global demographic changes and a growing number of humanitarian crises in middle-income countries that have a higher life expectancy has led to an increase in the number of older populations…

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A comprehensive review of HIV/STI prevention and sexual and reproductive health services among…

While the conditions in emergency humanitarian and conflict-affected settings often result in significant sex work economies, there is limited information on the social and structural conditions of sex work in…

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Including refugees in disease elimination: challenges observed from a sleeping sickness…

Ensuring equity between forcibly-displaced and host area populations is a key challenge for global elimination programmes.

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Public health implications of complex emergencies and natural disasters

During the last decade, conflict or natural disasters have displaced unprecedented numbers of persons.

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Improving detection of mental health problems in community settings in Nepal: development and…

Despite increasing efforts to expand availability of mental health services throughout the world, there continues to be limited utilization of these services by persons with mental illness and their families.

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Addressing culture and context in humanitarian response: preparing desk reviews to inform…

Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context.

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A qualitative study exploring child marriage practices among Syrian conflict-affected…

Recent reports have suggested that child marriage among Syrians may be increasing as a result of displacement and conflict.

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Young lives disrupted: gender and well-being among adolescent Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The conflict in Syria that began in 2011 has resulted in the exodus of over 5 million Syrian refugees to neighbouring countries, with more than one million refugees currently registered by UNHCR in Lebanon.

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Understanding the unique experiences, perspectives and sexual and reproductive health needs of…

Kobe Refugee camp hosts roughly 39,000 refugees displaced from Somalia during the 2011–2012 Horn of Africa Crisis.

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Prioritizing programming to address the needs and risks of very young adolescents: a summary of…

Between 2013 and 2014, a series of qualitative and quantitative research efforts were undertaken in three conflict affected communities (Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Somali refugees in Kobe Re…

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Sexual and reproductive health needs and risks of very young adolescent refugees and migrants…

The very young adolescent (VYA) population age 10–14 years is often neglected in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research due to the combined sensitivity of the topic and the young age group,…

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Examining the need & potential for biomedical engineering to strengthen health care…

Conflict and the subsequent displacement of populations creates unique challenges in the delivery of quality health care to the affected population.

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Understanding the menstrual hygiene management challenges facing displaced girls and women:…

There is a significant gap in empirical evidence on the menstrual hygiene management (MHM) challenges faced by adolescent girls and women in emergency contexts, and on appropriate humanitarian response approac…

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Mental health assessments in refugees and asylum seekers: evaluation of a tablet-assisted…

Mental health problems resulting from persecution and forced migration are very common among refugees and asylum seekers and evolve into a major public health challenge in hosting societies.

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