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  1. The ongoing war in Yemen continues to pose challenges for healthcare coverage in the country especially with regards to critical gaps in information systems needed for planning and delivering health services. ...

    Authors: Mark P. Suprenant, Anuraag Gopaluni, Meredith K. Dyson, Najwa Al-Dheeb, Fouzia Shafique and Muhammad H. Zaman
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:55
  2. COVID-19 prevention strategies in resource limited settings, modelled on the earlier response in high income countries, have thus far focused on draconian containment strategies, which impose movement restrict...

    Authors: Maysoon Dahab, Kevin van Zandvoort, Stefan Flasche, Abdihamid Warsame, Ruwan Ratnayake, Caroline Favas, Paul B. Spiegel, Ronald J. Waldman and Francesco Checchi
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:54
  3. The protracted conflict in Yemen has taken a massive toll on the health system, negatively impacting the health of children, especially the most vulnerable age group; the newborns.

    Authors: Paul Eze, Fatoum Al-Maktari, Ahmed Hamood Alshehari and Lucky Osaheni Lawani
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:53
  4. During humanitarian crises, women and children are particularly vulnerable to morbidity and mortality. To address this problem, integrated child health interventions that include support for the well-being of ...

    Authors: M. E. Lasater, G. M. Woldeyes, K. Le Roch, X. Phan, A. Solomon-Osborne and S. M. Murray
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:52
  5. Cholera remains a leading cause of infectious disease outbreaks globally, and a major public health threat in complex emergencies. Hygiene kits distributed to cholera case-households have previously shown an e...

    Authors: Lauren D’Mello-Guyett, Katie Greenland, Sharla Bonneville, Rob D’hondt, Maria Mashako, Alexandre Gorski, Dorien Verheyen, Rafael Van den Bergh, Peter Maes, Francesco Checchi and Oliver Cumming
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:51
  6. Unintended and unwanted pregnancies likely increase during displacement, making the need for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, especially safe abortion, even greater. Attention is growing around b...

    Authors: Tamara Fetters, Sayed Rubayet, Sharmin Sultana, Shamila Nahar, Shadie Tofigh, Lea Jones, Ghazaleh Samandari and Bill Powell
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:50
  7. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates the number of forcibly displaced people increased from 22.7 million people in 1996 to 67.7 million people in 2016. Human mobility is associated with the intr...

    Authors: Angel N. Desai, John W. Ramatowski, Nina Marano, Lawrence C. Madoff and Britta Lassmann
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:49
  8. The stressful experiences that many asylum seekers and refugees (AS&R) are exposed to during forced migration, and during resettlement in host countries, can have a profound impact on their mental health. Comp...

    Authors: Catharina F. van der Boor, Rebekah Amos, Sarah Nevitt, Christopher Dowrick and Ross G. White
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:48
  9. Each year, an estimated 17 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 33 million from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), with many of the most severe cases found in extremely food insecur...

    Authors: Naoko Kozuki, Mamoudou Seni, Amin Sirat, Omar Abdullahi, Mena Fundi Eso Adalbert, Marie Biotteau, Amelia Goldsmith and Sarah L. Dalglish
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:47
  10. Despite the widely recognised importance of cultural adaptation to increase the effectiveness of psychological interventions, there is little guidance on its process. Developed based on existing theory, we applie...

    Authors: Camila Perera, Alicia Salamanca-Sanabria, Joyce Caballero-Bernal, Lya Feldman, Maj Hansen, Martha Bird, Pernille Hansen, Cecilie Dinesen, Nana Wiedemann and Frédérique Vallières
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:46
  11. Advancing mental health among refugee and displaced adolescents and youth is critically important, as chronic psychological stress can have lifelong harmful impacts. These groups experience socio-environmental...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Moses Okumu, Simon Mwima, Robert Hakiza, Doreen Chemutai and Peter Kyambadde
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:45
  12. There is a large body of research indicating increased prevalence rates of mental disorders among refugees. However, the vast majority of the evidence available on risk factors for mental disorders among refug...

    Authors: Yuriy Nesterko, David Jäckle, Michael Friedrich, Laura Holzapfel and Heide Glaesmer
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:44
  13. Post-sexual violence service utilization is often poor in humanitarian settings. Little is known about the service uptake barriers facing male survivors specifically.

    Authors: Sarah K. Chynoweth, Dale Buscher, Sarah Martin and Anthony B. Zwi
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:43
  14. Without healthcare workers (HCWs), health and humanitarian provision in Syria cannot be sustained either now or in the post-conflict phase. The protracted conflict has led to the exodus of more than 70% of the...

    Authors: Yamama Bdaiwi, Diana Rayes, Ammar Sabouni, Lina Murad, Fouad Fouad, Waseem Zakaria, Mahmoud Hariri, Abdelkarim Ekzayez, Ahmad Tarakji and Aula Abbara
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:42
  15. Evidence of ‘what works’ in humanitarian programming is important for addressing the disruptive consequences of conflict and forced displacement. However, collecting robust scientific evidence, and ensuring co...

    Authors: Catherine Panter-Brick, Mark Eggerman, Alastair Ager, Kristin Hadfield and Rana Dajani
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:40
  16. Public health investigations, including research, in refugee populations are necessary to inform evidence-based interventions and care. The unique challenges refugees face (displacement, limited political prot...

    Authors: Emma E. Seagle, Amanda J. Dam, Priti P. Shah, Jessica L. Webster, Drue H. Barrett, Leonard W. Ortmann, Nicole J. Cohen and Nina N. Marano
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:39
  17. Since decades, the health system of Afghanistan has been in disarray due to ongoing conflict. We aimed to explore the direct effects of conflict on provision of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adole...

    Authors: Shafiq Mirzazada, Zahra Ali Padhani, Sultana Jabeen, Malika Fatima, Arjumand Rizvi, Uzair Ansari, Jai K. Das and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:38
  18. Women and children suffer disproportionately in armed-conflicts. Since 2011, the protracted Syrian crisis has fragmented the pre-existing healthcare system. Despite the massive health needs of women and childr...

    Authors: Chaza Akik, Aline Semaan, Linda Shaker-Berbari, Zeina Jamaluddine, Ghada E. Saad, Katherine Lopes, Joanne Constantin, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Neha S. Singh, Karl Blanchet, Jocelyn DeJong and Hala Ghattas
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:37
  19. Mali is currently in the midst of ongoing conflicts which involve jihadist groups, rebels, and the state. This conflict has primarily centered in the North of the country. Humanitarian actors delivering servic...

    Authors: Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Moctar Tounkara, Samba Diarra, Seydou Doumbia, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Diego G. Bassani
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:36
  20. Somalia has been ravaged by more than two decades of armed conflict causing immense damage to the country’s infrastructure and mass displacement and suffering among its people. An influx of humanitarian actors...

    Authors: Zahra Ahmed, Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Mohamed Osman, Chantal Umutoni, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Abdirisak A. Dalmar
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:35
  21. Decades of war left the Republic of South Sudan with a fragile health system that has remained deprived of resources since the country’s independence. We describe the coverage of interventions for women’s and ...

    Authors: Samira Sami, Augustino Mayai, Grace Sheehy, Nicole Lightman, Ties Boerma, Hannah Wild, Hannah Tappis, Wilfred Ochan, James Wanyama and Paul Spiegel
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:34
  22. In conflict-afflicted areas, pregnant women and newborns often have higher rates of adverse health outcomes.

    Authors: Sara Milena Ramos Jaraba, Natalia Quiceno Toro, María Ochoa Sierra, Laura Ruiz Sánchez, Marlly Andrea García Jiménez, Mary Y. Salazar-Barrientos, Edison Bedoya Bedoya, Gladis Adriana Vélez Álvarez, Ana Langer, Jewel Gausman and Isabel C. Garcés-Palacio
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:33
  23. In conflict affected countries, healthcare delivery remains a huge concern. Pakistan is one country engulfed with conflict spanning various areas and time spans. We aimed to explore the effect of conflict on p...

    Authors: Jai K. Das, Zahra Ali Padhani, Sultana Jabeen, Arjumand Rizvi, Uzair Ansari, Malika Fatima, Ghulam Akbar, Wardah Ahmed and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:32
  24. Insecurity has characterized the Eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo for decades. Providing health services to sustain women’s and children’s health during protracted conflict is challenging. T...

    Authors: Chiara Altare, Espoir Bwenge Malembaka, Maphie Tosha, Christopher Hook, Hamady Ba, Stéphane Muzindusi Bikoro, Thea Scognamiglio, Hannah Tappis, Jerome Pfaffmann, Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka, Ties Boerma and Paul Spiegel
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:31
  25. Armed conflict, food insecurity, epidemic cholera, economic decline and deterioration of essential public services present overwhelming challenges to population health and well-being in Yemen. Although the maj...

    Authors: Hannah Tappis, Sarah Elaraby, Shatha Elnakib, Nagiba A. Abdulghani AlShawafi, Huda BaSaleem, Iman Ahmed Saleh Al-Gawfi, Fouad Othman, Fouzia Shafique, Eman Al-Kubati, Nuzhat Rafique and Paul Spiegel
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:30
  26. Globally, the number of people affected by conflict is the highest in history, and continues to steadily increase. There is currently a pressing need to better understand how to deliver critical health interve...

    Authors: Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Samira Sami, Neha S. Singh, Hannah Tappis, Robert E. Black, Karl Blanchet, Ties Boerma, Ana Langer, Paul B. Spiegel, Ronald J. Waldman, Paul H. Wise and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:29
  27. Previous research suggests that child marriage may be accelerated during times of crisis and insecurity as resources are scarce and child marriage may be a survival strategy for girls and their families. In 20...

    Authors: Andrea J. Melnikas, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque and Sajeda Amin
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:28
  28. The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is 323/100,000. A context of civil conflict, internally displaced people and mining activities suggests a higher regional TB inc...

    Authors: Daan Van Brusselen, Erica Simons, Tony Luendo, Delphine Habarugira, Jimmy Ngowa, Nadine Neema Mitutso, Zakari Moluh, Mieke Steenssens, Rachelle Seguin, Hilde Vochten, Lucien Ngabo, Petros Isaakidis and Gabriella Ferlazzo
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:26
  29. In humanitarian contexts, it is a difficult and multi-faceted task to enlist academics, humanitarian actors and health authorities in a collaborative research effort. The lack of research in such settings has ...

    Authors: Enrica Leresche, Claudia Truppa, Christophe Martin, Ariana Marnicio, Rodolfo Rossi, Carla Zmeter, Hilda Harb, Randa Sami Hamadeh and Jennifer Leaning
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:25
  30. Since 2014, Ukraine has been beset by an armed conflict with international and internal dimensions. The nature of this conflict is multidimensional, and disaster preparedness and response in this context must ...

    Authors: Sonny S. Patel, Robert M. Grace, Patrick Chellew, Mykola Prodanchuk, Olha Romaniuk, Yuriy Skrebets, Sergii A. Ryzhenko and Timothy B. Erickson
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:24
  31. A considerable evidence base has been produced in recent years highlighting the effectiveness of brief scalable psychological interventions for people living in communities exposed to adversity. However, pract...

    Authors: Daniela C. Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Ersin Uygun, Michael McGrath, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Sadaf Kaykha, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Peter Ventevogel, Pim Cuijpers and Bayard Roberts
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:22
  32. The migration over the Mediterranean has become one of the deadliest sea voyages in last few years. The NGO Open Arms works in the area since 2015, with the objectives of protecting and reporting human rights ...

    Authors: Guillermo Cañardo, Jesús Gálvez, Juanfe Jiménez, Núria Serre, Israel Molina and Cristina Bocanegra
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:21
  33. Pregnant women, neonates, children, and adolescents are at higher risk of dying in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Strengthening the healthcare system is a key strategy for the implementation of effect...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid, Pontius Bayo, Lynette Kamau, Eva Nakimuli, Elijo Omoro, Robert Lobor, Baba Samson and Alexander Dimiti
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:20
  34. This Letter to the Editor is in reference to the article by Murphy M, Ellsberg M and Contreras-Urbina M, “Nowhere to go: disclosure and help-seeking behaviors for survivors of violence against women and girls ...

    Authors: Dilshad Jaff
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:19
  35. Many of the 35 million women and girls aged 15–49 requiring humanitarian assistance have inadequate access to the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to which they are entitled. Ensuring accountabili...

    Authors: Marta Schaaf, Victoria Boydell, Mallory C. Sheff, Christina Kay, Fatemeh Torabi and Rajat Khosla
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:18
  36. Child and forced marriage have negative health consequences including increased risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) for women and girls. War and humanitarian crises may impact decision-making around marria...

    Authors: Vandana Sharma, Adaugo Amobi, Samuel Tewolde, Negussie Deyessa and Jennifer Scott
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:17
  37. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has developed its ‘Accompaniment model’ to address the multi-faceted needs of relatives of people who go missing during armed conflict. In Sri Lanka an Accom...

    Authors: Ida Andersen, Bhava Poudyal, Arundathi Abeypala, Carla Uriarte and Rodolfo Rossi
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:16
  38. The Zanmi Lasante Depression Symptom Inventory (ZLDSI) is a screening tool for major depression used in 12 primary care clinics in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Although previously validated in a clinic-based sampl...

    Authors: Rupinder K. Legha, Margaret E. Gerbasi, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Eddy Eustache, Tatiana Therosme, J. Reginald Fils-Aime, Giuseppe J. Raviola, Emmeline Affricot, Ermaze Louis Pierre, Yoldie Alcindor, Jennifer Severe, Katherine A. Boyd, David J. Grelotti, Sarah Darghouth, Andrew Rasmussen and Anne E. Becker
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:13
  39. The Central Mediterranean Route, passing through Libya, is one of the most dangerous for migrants. Episodes of violence have been documented but have not been accurately quantified. The objective of the study ...

    Authors: L. Reques, E. Aranda-Fernandez, C. Rolland, A. Grippon, N. Fallet, C. Reboul, N. Godard and N. Luhmann
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:12
  40. Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) against women and girls has been the subject of increasing research and scholarship. Less is known about the health of men, boys and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ...

    Authors: Ligia Kiss, Meaghen Quinlan-Davidson, Laura Pasquero, Patricia Ollé Tejero, Charu Hogg, Joachim Theis, Andrew Park, Cathy Zimmerman and Mazeda Hossain
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:11
  41. Following a period of low intensity conflict during 2009–2012, the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (or Islamic State) in 2013 was associated with a resurgence of violence in Baghdad, Iraq’s c...

    Authors: Matthew Goers, Eva Leidman, Abdul-Salam Saleh Sultan, Ahmed Hassan and Oleg Bilukha
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:8

    The Correction to this article has been published in Conflict and Health 2020 14:14

  42. Understanding and addressing the unmet mental health needs burden in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka is the subject of the COMGAP-S two-phase study. Phase Two involves the implementation of the World Health...

    Authors: Shannon Doherty, Giselle Dass, Anne Edward, Gergana Manolova and Madonna Solomon
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:7
  43. Despite high rates of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in conflict and humanitarian contexts, many survivors do not tell anyone about their experience or seek help from support r services (e.g. health, ...

    Authors: Maureen Murphy, Mary Ellsberg and Manuel Contreras-Urbina
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:6

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