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Call for papers: Central African Republic: Documenting humanitarian needs in silent crises

Edited by© "A child-friendly space in the Central African Republic" by DFID - UK Department for International Development: Bayard Roberts, Les Roberts and Anna Kuehne

Conflict and Health invites you to submit to our new collection on humanitarian needs in the Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest and most fragile countries and suffers ongoing armed conflict and insecurity. This article collection will bring together research articles, reviews, short reports, case studies, debates and commentaries that provide insight into humanitarian health needs in the Central Africa Republic.

We particularly invite research from non-government organisations and partners that document humanitarian needs and presents indicators of population health where official estimates might not reflect the true extent of the health crisis. It is hoped that having a series in Conflict and Health will allow for a more nuanced understanding of how inconsistent with human survival the conditions are in the Central Africa Republic, and bring attention to the crisis in a way past isolated studies have not. It is also hoped that it will also generate discussion on challenges with official health estimates in the Central Africa Republic as well as other similarly precarious conflict-affected countries.

Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. During the submission process, please make sure the correct collection title is chosen at the 'Additional Information' step. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for this collection.

This is an open-ended collection and articles will be accepted for on-going publication. 

  1. Despite increasing evidence on COVID-19, few studies have been conducted in humanitarian settings and none have investigated the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic in the Central African Republic. We ...

    Authors: Chiara Altare, Natalya Kostandova, Gbètoho Fortuné Gankpe, Patricia Nalimo, Abdoul Azizi Almoustapha Abaradine, Sophie Bruneau, Caroline Antoine and Paul B. Spiegel
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2023 17:24
  2. CAR is one of the poorest countries in the world. While UN statistics suggest that there is no health emergency in the country, two recently published mortality surveys contradict this. Moreover, recent accusa...

    Authors: Karume Baderha Augustin Gang, Jennifer O’Keeffe, Anonymous and Les Roberts
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2023 17:21
  3. In the Central African Republic (CAR), HIV/AIDS is the main cause of death in women aged 15–49 years. Increased testing coverage is essential in prevention of HIV/AIDS, especially in areas where conflict hinde...

    Authors: Mari Nythun Utheim, Petros Isaakidis, Rafael Van den Bergh, Bantas Bata Ghislain Géraud, Rodrigue Biguioh Mabvouna, Tone Kristin Omsland, Espen Heen and Cecilie Dahl
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2023 17:14
  4. The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries. Maybe there is no nation on the planet where the official health statistics are so poor. Evidence presented in this ...

    Authors: Anna Kuehne and Leslie Roberts
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2021 15:68
  5. The Central African Republic (CAR) suffers a protracted conflict and has the second lowest human development index in the world. Available mortality estimates vary and differ in methodology. We undertook a ret...

    Authors: Eve Robinson, Lawrence Lee, Leslie F. Roberts, Aurelie Poelhekke, Xavier Charles, Adelaide Ouabo, Jorieke Vyncke, Cono Ariti, Mariette Claudia Adame Gbanzi, Martial Tanguy Ouakouma, Nell Gray, Maura Daly, Kate White, Sam Templeman, Mia Hejdenberg, Maaike Hersevoort…
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2021 15:50
  6. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and donors often promote certain practices to a community, such as in-facility births and then evaluate the efficacy of those interventions, in part, by surveying those po...

    Authors: Philippe Wol, Christina Kay and Leslie Roberts
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2021 15:48