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  1. Global health policy and development aid trends also affect humanitarian health work. Reconstruction, rehabilitation and development initiatives start increasingly earlier after crisis, unleashing tensions bet...

    Authors: Mit Philips and Katharine Derderian

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:13

    Content type: Debate

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  2. For over a decade, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health and its international development partners have invested in strengthening the national health workforce and establishing a system of primary health ca...

    Authors: Manizha Faqir, Partamin Zainullah, Hannah Tappis, Jaime Mungia, Sheena Currie and Young Mi Kim

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  3. After more than three years of violence in Syria, Lebanon hosts over one million Syrian refugees creating significant public health concerns. Antenatal care delivery to tens of thousands of pregnant Syrian ref...

    Authors: Matthew Benage, P Gregg Greenough, Patrick Vinck, Nada Omeira and Phuong Pham

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In Burma, severe human rights violations, civil conflict, and the persecution of ethnic and linguistic minority populations has resulted in the displacement of millions of people, many of whom now reside as in...

    Authors: Jillian Gedeon, Saw Nanda Hsue, Meredith Walsh, Cari Sietstra, Hay MarSan and Angel M Foster

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:6

    Content type: Research article

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  5. A humanitarian emergency involves a complete breakdown of authority that often disrupts routine health care delivery, including immunization. Diarrheal diseases are a principal cause of morbidity and mortality...

    Authors: Lisa M Gargano, Jacqueline E Tate, Umesh D Parashar, Saad B Omer and Susan T Cookson

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The editors of Conflict and Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2014).

    Authors: Olivier Degomme, Ruwan Ratnayake, Bayard Roberts, Ines Keygnaert, Adrianna Murphy and An-Sofie Van Parys

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:4

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  7. Globally mental health problems are a serious public health concern. Currently four out of five people with severe mental illness in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) receive no effective treatment. There...

    Authors: Nagendra P Luitel, Mark JD Jordans, Anup Adhikari, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Charlotte Hanlon, Crick Lund and Ivan H Komproe

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  8. Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) respond to high-impact communicable diseases in resource-poor countries, including health systems support, and are major actors in global health. GHIs could play an important r...

    Authors: Preeti Patel, Rachael Cummings and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for reproductive health, a standard of care in humanitarian emergencies, is a coordinated set of priority activities developed to prevent excess morbidity and mortal...

    Authors: Sandra Krause, Holly Williams, Monica A Onyango, Samira Sami, Wilma Doedens, Noreen Giga, Erin Stone and Barbara Tomczyk

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  10. Reproductive health (RH) care is an essential component of humanitarian response. Women and girls living in humanitarian settings often face high maternal mortality and are vulnerable to unwanted pregnancy, un...

    Authors: Sara E Casey, Sarah K Chynoweth, Nadine Cornier, Meghan C Gallagher and Erin E Wheeler

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  11. The Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises conducted a ten-year global evaluation of reproductive health in humanitarian settings. This paper examines proposals for reproductive health act...

    Authors: Mihoko Tanabe, Kristen Schaus, Sonia Rastogi, Sandra K Krause and Preeti Patel

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  12. Provision of reproductive health (RH) services is a minimum standard of health care in humanitarian settings; however access to these services is often limited. This systematic review, one component of a globa...

    Authors: Sara E Casey

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  13. Previous studies show that health systems governance influences health system performance and health outcomes. However, there are few examples of how to implement and monitor good governing practices in fragil...

    Authors: Zelaikha Anwari, Mahesh Shukla, Basir Ahmad Maseed, Ghulam Farooq Mukhlis Wardak, Sakhi Sardar, Javid Matin, Ghulam Sayed Rashed, Sayed Amin Hamedi, Hedayatullah Sahak, Abdul Hakim Aziz, Mariah Boyd-Boffa and Reshma Trasi

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:2

    Content type: Case study

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  14. Between the late 1980s and 2000s, Northern Uganda experienced over twenty years of armed conflict between the Government of Uganda and Lord’s Resistance Army. The resulting humanitarian crisis led to displacem...

    Authors: Olushayo Olu, Abdulmumini Usman, Solomon Woldetsadik, Dick Chamla and Oladapo Walker

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:1

    Content type: Case study

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  15. The eastern part of India has been affected by an ongoing low-intensity conflict between government forces and armed Maoist groups, known as Naxalites. Since 2006, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been provi...

    Authors: Edward Armstrong, Mrinalini Das, Homa Mansoor, Ramesh B Babu and Petros Isaakidis

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:25

    Content type: Case study

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  16. Through the Balanced Scorecard program there have been independent, annual and nationwide assessments of the Afghan health system from 2004 to 2013. During this period, Afghanistan remained in a dynamic state ...

    Authors: Jack S Rowe, Kayhan Natiq, Olakunle Alonge, Shivam Gupta, Anubhav Agarwal and David H Peters

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  17. Attacks on health care in armed conflict and other civil disturbances, including those on health workers, health facilities, patients and health transports, represent a critical yet often overlooked violation ...

    Authors: Rohini J Haar, Katherine HA Footer, Sonal Singh, Susan G Sherman, Casey Branchini, Joshua Sclar, Emily Clouse and Leonard S Rubenstein

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  18. Access to health services in Afghanistan has expanded in the last decade; however, gaps in care quality and outcomes of care remain a challenge. Recognizing these gaps, in 2009 the USAID Health Care Improvemen...

    Authors: Mirwais Rahimzai, Ahmad Jan Naeem, Silvia Holschneider and Ahmad Kamran Hekmati

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:21

    Content type: Case study

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  19. Definitions of fragile states focus on state willingness and capacity to ensure security and provide essential services, including health. Conventional analyses and subsequent policies that focus on state-deli...

    Authors: Peter S Hill, Enrico Pavignani, Markus Michael, Maurizio Murru and Mark E Beesley

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  20. The evolving concept of peace-building and the interplay between peace and health is examined in many venues, including at the World Health Assembly. However, without a metric to determine effectiveness of int...

    Authors: Howard Zucker, Roy Ahn, Samuel Justin Sinclair, Mark Blais, Brett D Nelson and Thomas F Burke

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. Fragile and Conflict Affected States present difficult contexts to achieve health system outcomes and are neglected in health systems research. This report presents key debates from the Consultation of the Col...

    Authors: Joanna Raven, Tim Martineau, Eleanor MacPherson, Amuda Baba Dieu-Merci, Sarah Ssali, Steve Torr and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:15

    Content type: Meeting report

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  22. The rising global burden of forced migration due to armed conflict is increasingly recognised as an important issue in global health. Forced migrants are at a greater risk of developing mental disorders. Howev...

    Authors: Chesmal Siriwardhana, Shirwa Sheik Ali, Bayard Roberts and Robert Stewart

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:13

    Content type: Review

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  23. The aim of this paper is to explore women’s perceptions of the causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in West Africa, and the ways in which they understand these causes to interact with the experiences of war.

    Authors: Rebecca Horn, Eve S Puffer, Elisabeth Roesch and Heidi Lehmann

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  24. It is recognized that decisions taken in the early recovery period may affect the development of health systems. Additionally, some suggest that the immediate post-conflict period may allow for the opening of ...

    Authors: Maria Paola Bertone, Mohamed Samai, Joseph Edem-Hotah and Sophie Witter

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. Gender-based violence (GBV) is prevalent among, though not specific to, conflict affected populations and related to multifarious levels of vulnerability of conflict and displacement. Colombia has been marked ...

    Authors: Andrea L Wirtz, Kiemanh Pham, Nancy Glass, Saskia Loochkartt, Teemar Kidane, Decssy Cuspoca, Leonard S Rubenstein, Sonal Singh and Alexander Vu

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:10

    Content type: Research

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  26. Although measles mortality has declined dramatically in Sub-Saharan Africa, measles remains a major public health problem in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, we describe the large m...

    Authors: Silvia Mancini, Matthew E Coldiron, Axelle Ronsse, Benoît Kebela Ilunga, Klaudia Porten and Rebecca F Grais

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:9

    Content type: Short report

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  27. Over 40% of all deaths among children under 5 are neonatal deaths (0–28 days), and this proportion is increasing. In 2012, 2.9 million newborns died, with 99% occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Man...

    Authors: Diane F Morof, Kate Kerber, Barbara Tomczyk, Joy Lawn, Curtis Blanton, Samira Sami and Ribka Amsalu

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. Human security shifts traditional concepts of security from interstate conflict and the absence of war to the security of the individual. Broad definitions of human security include livelihoods and food securi...

    Authors: Parveen Kaur Parmar, Pooja Agrawal, Ravi Goyal, Jennifer Scott and P Gregg Greenough

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  29. Reintegration programs are commonly offered to former combatants and abductees to acquire civilian status and support services to reintegrate into post-conflict society. Among a group of young female abductees...

    Authors: Katherine A Muldoon, Godfrey Muzaaya, Theresa S Betancourt, Mirriam Ajok, Monica Akello, Zaira Petruf, Paul Nguyen, Erin K Baines and Kate Shannon

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. The final months of the conflict in Sri Lanka in 2009 resulted in massive displacement of the civilian population and a high volume of orthopedic trauma including spinal cord injury. In response to this need, ...

    Authors: Jo C Armstrong, Brooke E Nichols, Joan M Wilson, Roy A Cosico and Leslie Shanks

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. Afghanistan has faced health consequences of war including those due to displacement of populations, breakdown of health and social services, and increased risks of disease transmission for over three decades....

    Authors: Khaled Seddiq, Donald A Enarson, Karam Shah, Zaeem Haq and Wasiq M Khan

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:3

    Content type: Case study

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  32. The editors of Conflict and Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal from Volume 1 (2007) to Volume 7 (2013).

    Authors: Olivier Degomme, Ruwan Ratnayake and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:1

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  33. Following the contested national elections in 2007, violence occurred throughout Kenya. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence, characteristics, and health consequences of the 2007–2008 elect...

    Authors: Kirsten Johnson, Jennifer Scott, Treny Sasyniuk, David Ndetei, Michael Kisielewski, Shada Rouhani, Susan Bartels, Victoria Mutiso, Anne Mbwayo, David Rae and Lynn Lawry

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2014 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. Widespread violence followed the 2007 presidential elections in Kenya resulting in the deaths of a reported 1,133 people and the displacement of approximately 660,000 others. At the time of the crisis the Unit...

    Authors: Suzanne Goodrich, Samson Ndege, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Hosea Some, Juddy Wachira, Paula Braitstein, John E Sidle, Jackline Sitienei, Regina Owino, Cleophas Chesoli, Catherine Gichunge, Fanice Komen, Claris Ojwang, Edwin Sang, Abraham Siika and Kara Wools-Kaloustian

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:25

    Content type: Case study

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  35. Communities in South Sudan have endured decades of conflict. Protracted conflict exacerbated reproductive health disparities and gender inequities. This study, conducted prior to the country’s 2011 independenc...

    Authors: Jennifer Scott, Sarah Averbach, Anna Merport Modest, Michele Hacker, Sarah Cornish, Danielle Spencer, Maureen Murphy and Parveen Parmar

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:24

    Content type: Research

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  36. Mental health problems, particularly anxiety and mood disorders, are prevalent in the setting of humanitarian emergencies, both natural and man-made disasters. Evidence regarding best strategies for therapeuti...

    Authors: Matthew E Coldiron, Augusto E Llosa, Thomas Roederer, German Casas and Marie-Rose Moro

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:23

    Content type: Case study

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  37. The long lasting resilience of individuals and communities affected by mass violence has not been given equal prominence as their suffering. This has often led to psychosocial interventions in post-conflict zo...

    Authors: Eliana B Suarez

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  38. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides individual counselling interventions in medical humanitarian programmes in contexts affected by conflict and violence. Although mental health and psychosocial interventi...

    Authors: Leslie Shanks, Cono Ariti, M Ruby Siddiqui, Giovanni Pintaldi, Sarah Venis, Kaz de Jong and Marise Denault

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  39. Around 3% of the world’s population (n = 214 million people) has crossed international borders for various reasons. Since March 2011, Syria has been going through state of political crisis and instability resu...

    Authors: Ziad El-Khatib, David Scales, Jo Vearey and Birger C Forsberg

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:18

    Content type: Letter to Editor

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  40. Thousands of former child soldiers who were abducted during the prolonged conflict in northern Uganda have returned to their home communities. Programmes that facilitate their successful reintegration continue...

    Authors: Sheetal Patel, Martin T Schechter, Nelson K Sewankambo, Stella Atim, Charles Oboya, Noah Kiwanuka and Patricia M Spittal

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2013 7:17

    Content type: Research

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