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  1. Research

    Contraceptive availability leads to increase in use in conflict-affected Democratic Republic of the Congo: evidence from cross-sectional cluster surveys, facility assessments and service statistics

    Humanitarian assistance standards mandate specific attention to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of conflict-affected populations. Despite these internationally recognised standards, acce...

    Sara E. Casey and Martin Tshipamba

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:2

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  2. Research

    A novel bio-psycho-social approach for rehabilitation of traumatized victims of torture and war in the post-conflict context: a pilot randomized controlled trial in Kosovo

    Some evidence showed that multidisciplinary rehabilitation in Western countries is effective for treating war-related trauma, but it remains unclear whether this approach is applicable to civilians living in r...

    Shr-Jie Wang, Ardiana Bytyçi, Selvi Izeti, Melita Kallaba, Feride Rushiti, Edith Montgomery and Jens Modvig

    Conflict and Health 2017 10:34

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  3. Research

    Evolution of policies on human resources for health: opportunities and constraints in four post-conflict and post-crisis settings

    Few studies look at policy making in the health sector in the aftermath of a conflict or crisis and even fewer specifically focus on Human Resources for Health, which is a critical domain for health sector per...

    Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone, Yotamu Chirwa, Justine Namakula, Sovannarith So and Haja R. Wurie

    Conflict and Health 2017 10:31

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  4. Research

    Mental health and trauma in asylum seekers landing in Sicily in 2015: a descriptive study of neglected invisible wounds

    In 2015, Italy was the second most common point of entry for asylum seekers into Europe after Greece. The vast majority embarked from war-torn Libya; 80,000 people claimed asylum that year. Their medical condi...

    Anna Crepet, Francesco Rita, Anthony Reid, Wilma Van den Boogaard, Pina Deiana, Gaia Quaranta, Aurelia Barbieri, Francesco Bongiorno and Stefano Di Carlo

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:1

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  5. Methodology

    Implementation of Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) among adolescent girls in humanitarian settings: feasibility, acceptability, and lessons learned

    Audio-Computer Assisted Self- Interview (ACASI) is a method of data collection in which participants listen to pre-recorded questions through headphones and respond to questions by selecting their answers on a...

    Kathryn Falb, Sophie Tanner, Khudejha Asghar, Samir Souidi, Stan Mierzwa, Asham Assazenew, Theresita Bakomere, Pamela Mallinga, Katie Robinette, Woinishet Tibebu and Lindsay Stark

    Conflict and Health 2017 10:32

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  6. Research

    Sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: a qualitative analysis of access to pregnancy termination services

    Sexual violence has been prevalent throughout the armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Research on sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs) and pregnancy termination in eastern DRC,...

    Gillian Burkhardt, Jennifer Scott, Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Shada Rouhani, Sadia Haider, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Michael VanRooyen and Susan Bartels

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:30

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  7. Research

    Does spending on refugees make a difference? A cross-sectional study of the association between refugee program spending and health outcomes in 70 sites in 17 countries

    Numerous simultaneous complex humanitarian emergencies strain the ability of local governments and the international community to respond, underscoring the importance of cost-effective use of limited resources...

    Timothy M Tan, Paul Spiegel, Christopher Haskew and P Gregg Greenough

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:28

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  8. Letter to Editor

    Displaced populations due to humanitarian emergencies and its impact on global eradication and elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases

    Populations affected by humanitarian emergencies may require unique strategies to ensure access to life-saving vaccines and attain sufficiently high population immunity to interrupt virus circulation. Vaccinat...

    Eugene Lam, Michael Diaz, Allen Gidraf Kahindo Maina and Muireann Brennan

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:27

    Published on: 30 November 2016

  9. Research

    Community based system dynamic as an approach for understanding and acting on messy problems: a case study for global mental health intervention in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan lacks suitable specialized mental healthcare services despite high prevalence of severe mental health disorders which are aggravated by the conflict and numerous daily stressors. Recent studies hav...

    Jean-Francois Trani, Ellis Ballard, Parul Bakhshi and Peter Hovmand

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:25

    Published on: 2 November 2016

  10. Research

    Prevalence, care-seeking, and health service utilization for non-communicable diseases among Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon

    Given the large burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among both Syrian refugees and the host communities within which they are settled, humanitarian actors and the government of Lebanon face immense chal...

    Shannon Doocy, Emily Lyles, Baptiste Hanquart and Michael Woodman

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:21

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  11. Research

    Differences in tobacco smoking prevalence and frequency between adolescent Palestine refugee and non-refugee populations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank: cross-sectional analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey

    Evidence is conflicting as to the whether tobacco smoking prevalence is higher in refugee than non-refugee populations. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and frequency of tobacco smoking in P...

    Mohammed Jawad, Ali Khader and Christopher Millett

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:20

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  12. Letter to Editor

    The peacebuilding potential of healthcare training programs

    Global health professionals regularly conduct healthcare trainings, such as first aid courses, in disadvantaged communities across the world. Many of these communities lack healthcare infrastructure because of...

    Kyle G. Ratner and Lindsay B. Katona

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:29

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  13. Research

    Mental health and psychosocial support for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda: a needs and resource assessment

    Since December 2013, an armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the displacement of over 2.2 million people, more than 270,000 of whom are presently in refugee settlements located throughout Uganda. Exis...

    Alex Adaku, James Okello, Blakeley Lowry, Jeremy C. Kane, Stephen Alderman, Seggane Musisi and Wietse A. Tol

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:18

    Published on: 7 September 2016

  14. Research

    Assessing the use of the neighborhood method to estimate the prevalence of child separation: a pilot in North Kivu, DRC

    This article reports on the use of the ‘neighborhood method’ to measure the prevalence and basic characteristics of children who became separated from their parents or usual caregivers subsequent to an attack ...

    Hani Mansourian, Beth L. Rubenstein, Craig Spencer, Makini Chisolm-Straker, Eva Noble, Anna Skeels, Chiara Ceriotti and Lindsay Stark

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:17

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  15. Research

    Mental health problems among conflict-affected adults in Grozny, Chechnya: a qualitative study

    A decade of conflict in Chechnya destroyed infrastructure and resulted in widespread exposure to violence. Amidst substantial reconstruction, periodic violence has contributed to an ongoing atmosphere of insec...

    Amanda J. Nguyen, Concetta Feo, Kyuri Idrisov, Giovanni Pintaldi, Annick Lenglet, Zalina Tsatsaeva, Paul Bolton and Judith Bass

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:16

    Published on: 3 August 2016

  16. Research

    Excess mortality in refugees, internally displaced persons and resident populations in complex humanitarian emergencies (1998–2012) – insights from operational data

    Complex humanitarian emergencies are characterised by a break-down of health systems. All-cause mortality increases and non-violent excess deaths (predominantly due to infectious diseases) have been shown to o...

    Peter Heudtlass, Niko Speybroeck and Debarati Guha-Sapir

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:15

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  17. Research

    Dangerous crossing: demographic and clinical features of rescued sea migrants seen in 2014 at an outpatient clinic at Augusta Harbor, Italy

    In recent years Europe has received an increasing influx of migrants, many of whom risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. In October 2013, Italy launched a search and rescue operation at sea in res...

    Alessia Trovato, Anthony Reid, Kudakwashe C. Takarinda, Chiara Montaldo, Tom Decroo, Philip Owiti, Francesco Bongiorno and Stefano Di Carlo

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:14

    Published on: 15 June 2016

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