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Editor's Choice: Cross-sectional survey in Central African Republic finds mortality 4-times higher than UN statistics: how can we not know the Central African Republic is in such an acute humanitarian crisis?

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 accusations of massive scale human rights abuses by mercenaries suggested the need for a nationwide mortality survey. For the study, two stage cluster surveys were conducted in two different strata: one in the roughly half of the country within the Government’s control, and one in the areas mostly outside of the Government’s control. We randomly selected 40 clusters of 10 households in each stratum. The survey included questions on vital events with open-ended questions about health and household challenges at the beginning and end of each interview.

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Call for Papers: Epidemic detection, monitoring, and response during humanitarian crises

© "A child-friendly space in the Central African Republic" by DFID - UK Department for International DevelopmentPopulations in fragile, conflict and humanitarian settings often face a high risk of epidemics, due to a combination of factors. The risk is further compounded by challenges in detecting, monitoring, and responding to epidemic threats in a timely fashion, in contexts where surveillance systems may be disrupted and where outbreak control strategies must be tailored to the specific context of the crisis. 

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Call for papers: Social Determinants of Mental Health

New Content Item (1)Conflict and Health invites you to submit to our new Collection on the social determinants of mental health in populations affected by armed conflict, humanitarian crises, and forced migration. Mental health of populations affected by armed conflict, humanitarian crises, and forced migration is shaped by the social, economic but also physical environment in which people live. 

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Call for papers: Attacks on healthcare

New Content ItemAttacks against healthcare in armed conflict, including violence, access constraints, and insecurity, represent a major threat to health. Gathering evidence about the attacks themselves has and continues to be crucial in raising awareness of this issue. This article collection will bring together research articles, reviews, short reports and case studies, that provide insight into the impact of attacks on healthcare.

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Conflict and Health is a highly-accessed, open access journal providing a global platform to disseminate insightful and impactful studies documenting the public health impacts and responses related to armed conflict, humanitarian crises, and forced migration. 

The journal provides a global platform to disseminate insightful and impactful studies. These span a broad range of public health topics including infectious disease prevention and control, nutrition, reproductive and maternal health, sexual and gender-based violence, mental health, non-communicable diseases, health systems, and ethics in conflicts and humanitarian crises.

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Jonathan Polonsky, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, University of Geneva
Daniela Fuhr, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Germany and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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