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The public health impact of the Syria crisis

New Content ItemEdited by Ruwan Ratnayake and Bayard Roberts
Conflict and Health

Through a series on the public health impact of the Syria crisis, the Editors aim to stimulate the submission of high quality and timely research papers that characterize the communities affected, explore delivery methods for public health interventions for urban refugees and in hard to reach settings, address the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases and explore health policy and health systems issues. Few papers have been submitted to medical journals on the Syria crisis, highlighting the lack of data and evidence that could ultimately be used to guide policy decisions.

This series is a rolling thematic series and further articles will continue to be added, including unsolicited submissions.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editors declare no competing interests.

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  1. Debate

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the search for universal health coverage

    The crisis in Syria has forced more than 4 million people to find refuge outside Syria. In Lebanon, in 2015, the refugee population represented 30 % of the total population. International health assistance has...

    Karl Blanchet, Fouad M. Fouad and Tejendra Pherali

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:12

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  2. Letter to Editor

    Neonatal outcomes of Syrian refugees delivered in a tertiary hospital in Ankara, Turkey

    We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all Syrian immigrants from the TurkishSyrian border who delivered the Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in...

    Mehmet Büyüktiryaki, Fuat Emre Canpolat, Evrim Alyamaç Dizdar, Nilüfer Okur and Gülsüm Kadıoğlu Şimşek

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:38

    Published on: 21 December 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Conflict and Health 2016 10:23

  3. Research

    Providing surgery in a war-torn context: the Médecins Sans Frontières experience in Syria

    Since 2011, civil war has crippled Syria leaving much of the population without access to healthcare. Various field hospitals have been clandestinely set up to provide basic healthcare but few have been able t...

    Miguel Trelles, Lynette Dominguez, Katie Tayler-Smith, Katrin Kisswani, Alberto Zerboni, Thierry Vandenborre, Silvia Dallatomasina, Alaa Rahmoun and Marie-Christine Ferir

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:36

    Published on: 15 December 2015

  4. Review

    Child health in Syria: recognising the lasting effects of warfare on health

    The war in Syria, now in its fourth year, is one of the bloodiest in recent times. The legacy of war includes damage to the health of children that can last for decades and affect future generations. In this a...

    Delan Devakumar, Marion Birch, Leonard S. Rubenstein, David Osrin, Egbert Sondorp and Jonathan C. K. Wells

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:34

    Published on: 3 November 2015

  5. Research article

    Health status and health needs of older refugees from Syria in Lebanon

    The flight of Syrian and Palestinian families into Lebanon from Syria included a number of older refugees. This study sought to characterize the physical and emotional conditions, dietary habits, coping practi...

    Jonathan Strong, Christopher Varady, Najla Chahda, Shannon Doocy and Gilbert Burnham

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:12

    Published on: 9 April 2015

  6. Research article

    An assessment of antenatal care among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    After more than three years of violence in Syria, Lebanon hosts over one million Syrian refugees creating significant public health concerns. Antenatal care delivery to tens of thousands of pregnant Syrian ref...

    Matthew Benage, P Gregg Greenough, Patrick Vinck, Nada Omeira and Phuong Pham

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:8

    Published on: 26 February 2015

  7. Research

    Reproductive health services for Syrian refugees in Zaatri Camp and Irbid City, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: an evaluation of the Minimum Initial Services Package

    The Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for reproductive health, a standard of care in humanitarian emergencies, is a coordinated set of priority activities developed to prevent excess morbidity and mortal...

    Sandra Krause, Holly Williams, Monica A Onyango, Samira Sami, Wilma Doedens, Noreen Giga, Erin Stone and Barbara Tomczyk

    Conflict and Health 2015 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 2 February 2015

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

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