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Conflict and Health

Call for papers: Substance use and related harm in conflict-driven displaced populations

Refugee campHarm Reduction Journal and Conflict and Health invite you to submit to our cross-journal thematic series on substance use and harm reduction in conflict-driven displaced populations. Substance use, particularly psychoactive drug use, and related harm among conflict-driven displaced populations is a neglected area of public health. Moreover, there have been few attempts to adapt effective harm reduction interventions to populations displaced by conflict. This joint thematic series seeks to examine this neglected and timely topic.

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Announcement: Call for papers

Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations

Conflict and Health is pleased to announce a call for papers for a new thematic series on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among conflict-affected populations.

The series will be edited by Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Kiran Jobunputra (MSF), Preeti Patel (King's College London) and Pablo Perel (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).


Psychometric measures

Conflict and Health is pleased to announce a call for papers on psychological measurement in populations impacted by humanitarian disasters (including longer-term humanitarian crises and forced migration settings).

The series will be edited by Andrew Rasmussen (Fordham University), Nuwan Jayawickreme (Manhattan College) and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).


Health research and ethics

Conflict and Health is pleased to announce a call for papers on ethics of health research conducted in conflict and other humanitarian settings.

The series will be edited by Dónal O’Mathúna (Dublin City University) and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

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Aims and scope

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.

Editor-in-Chief

Bayard Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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This ongoing series on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) currently addresses topics such as cardiovascular disease and other NCDs among Syrian refugees, prevalence of NCDs and access to care among populations displaced by ISIS in Iraq, challenges to conducting epidemiological research on NCDs in Palestine and papers on NCD risk-factors such as tobacco use among conflict-affected populations.

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