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Non-communicable diseases

  1. Review

    Non-communicable diseases in humanitarian settings: ten essential questions

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent the primary cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Specific attention needs to be given in fragile and crisis-affected contexts, where health systems have even m...

    S. Aebischer Perone, E. Martinez, S. du Mortier, R. Rossi, M. Pahud, V. Urbaniak, F. Chappuis, O. Hagon, F. Jacquérioz Bausch and D. Beran

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:17

    Published on: 17 September 2017

  2. Research

    Cardiovascular disease risk and prevention amongst Syrian refugees: mixed methods study of Médecins Sans Frontières programme in Jordan

    The growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) presented new challenges for medical humanitarian aid and little was known about primary health care approaches for these diseases in humanitarian respons...

    Dylan R.J. Collins, Kiran Jobanputra, Thomas Frost, Shoaib Muhammed, Alison Ward, Abed Alrazzaq Shafei, Taissir Fardous, Sadeq Gabashneh and Carl Heneghan

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:14

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  3. Research

    Prevalence of non-communicable diseases and access to health care and medications among Yazidis and other minority groups displaced by ISIS into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    The increasing caseload of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in displaced populations poses new challenges for humanitarian agencies and host country governments in the provision of health care, diagnostics and...

    Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham and Nazar Shabila

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:4

    Published on: 6 April 2017

  4. Research

    Prevalence, care-seeking, and health service utilization for non-communicable diseases among Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon

    Given the large burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among both Syrian refugees and the host communities within which they are settled, humanitarian actors and the government of Lebanon face immense chal...

    Shannon Doocy, Emily Lyles, Baptiste Hanquart and Michael Woodman

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:21

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  5. Research

    Differences in tobacco smoking prevalence and frequency between adolescent Palestine refugee and non-refugee populations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank: cross-sectional analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey

    Evidence is conflicting as to the whether tobacco smoking prevalence is higher in refugee than non-refugee populations. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and frequency of tobacco smoking in P...

    Mohammed Jawad, Ali Khader and Christopher Millett

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:20

    Published on: 5 October 2016