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  1. Of the 140 000 Burmese* refugees living in camps in Thailand, 30% are youths aged 15-24. Health services in these camps do not specifically target young people and their problems and needs are poorly understoo...

    Authors: Marie T Benner, Joy Townsend, Wiphan Kaloi, Kyi Htwe, Nantarat Naranichakul, Saowalak Hunnangkul, Verena I Carrara and Egbert Sondorp
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2010 4:5
  2. Although chickenpox is a generally mild, self-limited illness of children, it can cause fatal disease in adults. Accumulating reports from tropical countries showed a high prevalence of seronegativity among th...

    Authors: Yusuke Shimakawa, Olivier Camélique and Koya Ariyoshi
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2010 4:4
  3. Crises due to armed conflict, forced displacement and natural disasters result in excess morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases. Historically, acute respiratory infections (ARIs) have received rela...

    Authors: Anna Bellos, Kim Mulholland, Katherine L O'Brien, Shamim A Qazi, Michelle Gayer and Francesco Checchi
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2010 4:3
  4. Access to HIV and malaria control programmes for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) is not only a human rights issue but a public health priority for affected populations and host populations. Th...

    Authors: Paul B Spiegel, Heiko Hering, Eugene Paik and Marian Schilperoord
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2010 4:2
  5. Colombia has been seriously affected by an internal armed conflict for more than 40 years affecting mainly the civilian population, who is forced to displace, suffers kidnapping, extortion, threats and assassi...

    Authors: Elisabeth Sanchez-Padilla, German Casas, Rebecca F Grais, Sarah Hustache and Marie-Rose Moro
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:13
  6. Prolonged exposure to war has severely impacted the provision of health services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Health infrastructure has been destroyed, health workers have fled and government...

    Authors: Sara E Casey, Kathleen T Mitchell, Immaculée Mulamba Amisi, Martin Migombano Haliza, Blandine Aveledi, Prince Kalenga and Judy Austin
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:12
  7. Social determinants of health describe the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age and their influence on health. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and re...

    Authors: Bayard Roberts, Vicky Norah Odong, John Browne, Kaducu Felix Ocaka, Wenzel Geissler and Egbert Sondorp
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:10
  8. In February, 2007, the Associated Press (AP) conducted a poll of 1,002 adults in the United States about their attitudes towards the war in Iraq. Respondents were remarkably accurate estimating the current dea...

    Authors: Schuyler W Henderson, William E Olander and Les Roberts
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:9
  9. Survey estimates of mortality and malnutrition are commonly used to guide humanitarian decision-making. Currently, different methods of conducting field surveys are the subject of debate among epidemiologists....

    Authors: Rebecca F Grais, Francisco J Luquero, Emmanuel Grellety, Heloise Pham, Benjamin Coghlan and Pierre Salignon
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:8
  10. Humanitarian agencies are increasingly engaged in research in conflict and post-conflict settings. This is justified by the need to improve the quality of assistance provided in these settings and to collect e...

    Authors: Nathan Ford, Edward J Mills, Rony Zachariah and Ross Upshur
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:7
  11. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among Rwandese and Somali refugees resident in a Ugandan refugee settlement, as a measure of the men...

    Authors: Lamaro P Onyut, Frank Neuner, Verena Ertl, Elisabeth Schauer, Michael Odenwald and Thomas Elbert
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:6
  12. Kenya experienced a political and humanitarian crisis following presidential elections on 27 December 2007. Over 1,200 people were killed and 300,000 displaced, with disproportionate violence in western Kenya....

    Authors: Rachel C Vreeman, Winstone M Nyandiko, Edwin Sang, Beverly S Musick, Paula Braitstein and Sarah E Wiehe
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:5
  13. Despite international acknowledgement of the linkages between sexual violence and conflict, reliable data on its prevalence, the circumstances, characteristics of perpetrators, and physical or mental health im...

    Authors: Birthe Steiner, Marie T Benner, Egbert Sondorp, K Peter Schmitz, Ursula Mesmer and Sandrine Rosenberger
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:3
  14. The Pool region of the Republic of Congo is an isolated, conflict-affected area with under-resourced and poorly functioning health care services. Despite significant AIDS-related mortality and morbidity in thi...

    Authors: Daniel P O'Brien, Clair Mills, Catherine Hamel, Nathan Ford and Kevin Pottie
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2009 3:1
  15. Kenya's post-election violence in early 2008 created considerable problems for health services, and in particular, those providing HIV care. It was feared that the disruptions in services would lead to widespr...

    Authors: Tony Reid, Ian van Engelgem, Barbara Telfer and Marcel Manzi
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:15
  16. Providing reproductive and sexual health services is an important and challenging aspect of caring for displaced populations, and preventive and curative sexual health services may play a role in reducing HIV ...

    Authors: Mark I Chen, Anna von Roenne, Yaya Souare, Franz von Roenne, Akaco Ekirapa, Natasha Howard and Matthias Borchert
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:14
  17. An HIV behavioral surveillance survey was undertaken in November 2005 at Lugufu refugee camp and surrounding host villages, located near western Tanzania's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Authors: Elizabeth A Rowley, Paul B Spiegel, Zawadi Tunze, Godfrey Mbaruku, Marian Schilperoord and Patterson Njogu
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:13
  18. Comprehensive studies of family planning (FP) in refugee camps are relatively uncommon. This paper examines gender and age differences in family planning knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Sierra Leonea...

    Authors: Natasha Howard, Sarah Kollie, Yaya Souare, Anna von Roenne, David Blankhart, Claire Newey, Mark I Chen and Matthias Borchert
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:12
  19. India and Pakistan have disputed ownership of the Kashmir Valley region for many years, resulting in high levels of exposure to violence among the civilian population of Kashmir (India). A survey was done as p...

    Authors: Kaz de Jong, Saskia van de Kam, Nathan Ford, Kamalini Lokuge, Silke Fromm, Renate van Galen, Brigg Reilley and Rolf Kleber
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:11
  20. India and Pakistan have disputed ownership of the Kashmir Valley region for many years, resulting in several conflicts since the end of partition in 1947. Very little is known about the prevalence of violence ...

    Authors: Kaz de Jong, Nathan Ford, Saskia van de Kam, Kamalini Lokuge, Silke Fromm, Renate van Galen, Brigg Reilley and Rolf Kleber
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:10
  21. The accurate interpretation of mortality surveys in humanitarian crises is useful for both public health responses and security responses. Recent examples suggest that few medical personnel and researchers can...

    Authors: Edward J Mills, Francesco Checchi, James J Orbinski, Michael J Schull, Frederick M Burkle Jr, Chris Beyrer, Curtis Cooper, Colleen Hardy, Sonal Singh, Richard Garfield, Bradley A Woodruff and Gordon H Guyatt
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:9
  22. Tobacco is a leading cause of death globally. There are limited reports on current cigarette smoking prevalence and its associated-antismoking messages among adolescents in conflict zones of the world. We, the...

    Authors: Seter Siziya, Emmanuel Rudatsikira and Adamson S Muula
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:6
  23. Mobile population groups are at high risk for contracting HIV infection. Many factors contribute to this risk including high prevalence of risky behavior and increased risk of violence due to conflict and war....

    Authors: Rukhsana Gazi, Alec Mercer, Tanyaporn Wansom, Humayun Kabir, Nirod Chandra Saha and Tasnim Azim
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:5
  24. Myanmar is experiencing an HIV epidemic documented since the late 1980s. The National AIDS Programme national surveillance ante-natal clinics had already estimated in 1993 that 1.4% of pregnant women were HIV ...

    Authors: Brian Williams, Daniel Baker, Markus Bühler and Charles Petrie
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:3
  25. In March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. The subsequent number, rates, and causes of mortality in Iraq resulting from the war remain unclear, despite intense international attention. Understanding mortal...

    Authors: Christine Tapp, Frederick M Burkle Jr, Kumanan Wilson, Tim Takaro, Gordon H Guyatt, Hani Amad and Edward J Mills
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2008 2:1
  26. Using Geographical Information System (GIS) as a tool to determine access to and gaps in providing HIV counselling and testing (VCT), treatment (ART) and mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in confli...

    Authors: Dick D Chamla, Olushayo Olu, Jennifer Wanyana, Nasan Natseri, Eddie Mukooyo, Sam Okware, Abdikamal Alisalad and Melville George
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:12
  27. In Somalia, a large number of active and former combatants are affected by psychological problems such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This disorder impairs their ability to re-integrate into civilian...

    Authors: Michael Odenwald, Birke Lingenfelder, Maggie Schauer, Frank Neuner, Brigitte Rockstroh, Harald Hinkel and Thomas Elbert
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:10
  28. Burma records the highest number of malaria deaths in southeast Asia and may represent a reservoir of infection for its neighbors, but the burden of disease and magnitude of transmission among border populatio...

    Authors: Adam K Richards, Linda Smith, Luke C Mullany, Catherine I Lee, Emily Whichard, Kristin Banek, Mahn Mahn, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo and Thomas J Lee
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:9
  29. Little is known about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) awareness among Afghan injecting drug users (IDUs), many of whom initiated injecting as refugees. We explored whether differences in HIV awareness and k...

    Authors: Catherine S Todd, Abdullah MS Abed, Steffanie A Strathdee, Paul T Scott, Boulos A Botros, Naqibullah Safi and Kenneth C Earhart
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:5
  30. Conflict in Chechnya has resulted in over a decade of violence, human rights abuses, criminality and poverty, and a steady flow of displaced seeking refuge throughout the region. At the beginning of 2004 MSF u...

    Authors: Kaz de Jong, Saskia van der Kam, Nathan Ford, Sally Hargreaves, Richard van Oosten, Debbie Cunningham, Gerry Boots, Elodie Andrault and Rolf Kleber
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:4
  31. Since 1986, northern Uganda has been severely affected by civil strife with most of its population currently living internally displaced in protected camps. This study aims at estimating the HIV-1 prevalence a...

    Authors: Massimo Fabiani, Barbara Nattabi, Chiara Pierotti, Filippo Ciantia, Alex A Opio, Joshua Musinguzi, Emintone O Ayella and Silvia Declich
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:3
  32. The fields of expertise of natural disasters and complex emergencies (CEs) are quite distinct, with different tools for mitigation and response as well as different types of competent organizations and qualifi...

    Authors: Paul B Spiegel, Phuoc Le, Mija-Tesse Ververs and Peter Salama
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2007 1:2

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