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Conflict and Health brings together essential research on the intertwined relationship between health and conflict.

Millions of people around the world are caught between the vicious spiral of violent conflict and poor health. The journal focuses on the intricate relationship between conflict and health, and how health interventions in war zones may contribute to peace.

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Call for papers: Non-communicable diseases

Conflict and Health is pleased to announce a call for papers for a new thematic series on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This series will be edited by Bayard Roberts (LSHTM), Kiran Jobunputra (MSF), Preeti Patel (King's College London) and Pablo Perel (LSHTM).

We seek papers addressing key questions on NCDs among conflict-affected populations such as:

  • What are the burdens and patterns of NCDs and their risk-factors
  • How effective and feasible are prevention and treatment services for NCDs?
  • How can health services, systems and policies be more responsive to NCDs?
  • What are the methodological developments in researching and monitoring NCDs?
  • What are the key barriers to addressing NCDs and how can they best be overcome?

We welcome quantitative and qualitative research papers, reviews, short-reports, case-studies, methodology articles, commentaries, and debate articles.

Authors from key selected papers may also be invited to present their findings at a Conflict and Health symposium on NCDs in London in mid-2016 and at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Mexico City in June 2016.

Please direct inquiries to editorial@conflictandhealth.com.