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  1. 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,...

    Authors: Gillian Burkhardt, Jennifer Scott, Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Shada Rouhani, Sadia Haider, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Michael VanRooyen and Susan Bartels
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:30
  2. 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...

    Authors: Timothy M Tan, Paul Spiegel, Christopher Haskew and P Gregg Greenough
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:28
  3. 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...

    Authors: Eugene Lam, Michael Diaz, Allen Gidraf Kahindo Maina and Muireann Brennan
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:27
  4. Ongoing armed conflict in Syria has caused large scale displacement. Approximately half of the population of Syria have been displaced including the millions living as refugees in neighboring countries. We sou...

    Authors: S. M. Moazzem Hossain, Eva Leidman, James Kingori, Abdullah Al Harun and Oleg O. Bilukha
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:26
  5. 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...

    Authors: Jean-Francois Trani, Ellis Ballard, Parul Bakhshi and Peter Hovmand
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:25
  6. 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...

    Authors: Shannon Doocy, Emily Lyles, Baptiste Hanquart and Michael Woodman
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:21
  7. 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...

    Authors: Mohammed Jawad, Ali Khader and Christopher Millett
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:20
  8. MSF responds to needs for the termination of pregnancy, including on request (TPR); it is part of the organization’s work aimed at reducing maternal mortality and suffering; and preventing unsafe abortions in ...

    Authors: Catrin Schulte-Hillen, Nelly Staderini and Jean-François Saint-Sauveur
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:19
  9. 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...

    Authors: Kyle G. Ratner and Lindsay B. Katona
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:29
  10. 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...

    Authors: Alex Adaku, James Okello, Blakeley Lowry, Jeremy C. Kane, Stephen Alderman, Seggane Musisi and Wietse A. Tol
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:18
  11. 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 ...

    Authors: Hani Mansourian, Beth L. Rubenstein, Craig Spencer, Makini Chisolm-Straker, Eva Noble, Anna Skeels, Chiara Ceriotti and Lindsay Stark
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:17
  12. 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...

    Authors: Amanda J. Nguyen, Concetta Feo, Kyuri Idrisov, Giovanni Pintaldi, Annick Lenglet, Zalina Tsatsaeva, Paul Bolton and Judith Bass
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:16
  13. 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...

    Authors: Peter Heudtlass, Niko Speybroeck and Debarati Guha-Sapir
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:15
  14. Mental disorders contribute to the global disease burden and have an increased prevalence among children in emergency settings. Good physical health is crucial for mental well-being, although physical health i...

    Authors: Alexander Hamilton, Charlie Foster, Justin Richards and Rajendra Surenthirakumaran
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:13
  15. 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...

    Authors: Alessia Trovato, Anthony Reid, Kudakwashe C. Takarinda, Chiara Montaldo, Tom Decroo, Philip Owiti, Francesco Bongiorno and Stefano Di Carlo
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:14
  16. Globally, an estimated 300,000 children under the age of 18 participate in combat situations; those in armed groups in particular suffer prolonged exposure to psychological and physical abuse. The Lord’s Resis...

    Authors: Jocelyn TD Kelly, Lindsay Branham and Michele R. Decker
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:11
  17. The majority of Gazans who were killed or injured in the 2014 Israel—Gaza war were civilians, and one-fourth of the population were internally displaced. As the Gaza Strip is a small territory, the whole popul...

    Authors: Arild Vaktskjold, Mohammad Yaghi, Usama Balawi, Bjørn Iversen and Wendy Venter
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:10
  18. Conflict affected refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are at increased vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV). Health, psychosocial, and protection services have been implemented in humanita...

    Authors: A. L. Wirtz, N. Glass, K. Pham, N. Perrin, L. S. Rubenstein, S. Singh and A. Vu
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:7
  19. Sexual violence is prevalent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and has resulted in sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs). Despite restrictive laws, women may seek to terminate SVRPs; however...

    Authors: Shada A. Rouhani, Jennifer Scott, Gillian Burkhardt, Monica A. Onyango, Sadia Haider, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Michael VanRooyen and Susan A. Bartels
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:9
  20. The United Nations Refugee Agency’s Health Information System issues analytical reports on the current camp conditions and trends for priority reproductive health issues. The goal was to assess the status of r...

    Authors: Jennifer Whitmill, Curtis Blanton, Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Nadine Cornier, Marian Schilperood, Paul Spiegel and Barbara Tomczyk
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:3
  21. The movement of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories is restricted by bureaucratic and physical obstacles. To date, no studies have examined the barriers that Palestinian medical students face ...

    Authors: Sarrah Shahawy and Megan Diamond
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:5
  22. The insurgency tactics that characterize modern warfare, such as suicide car bombs and roadside bombs, have the potential to significantly impact road traffic injuries in conflict affected-countries. As road t...

    Authors: Eva Leidman, Maret Maliniak, Abdul-Salam Saleh Sultan, Ahmed Hassan, Syed Jaffar Hussain and Oleg O. Bilukha
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:2
  23. The editors of Conflict and Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2015).

    Authors: Ruwan Ratnayake, Bayard Roberts, Michelle Gaffey and Adrianna Murphy
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:4
  24. Refugees and internally displaced persons who are affected by armed-conflict are at increased vulnerability to some forms of sexual violence or other types of gender-based violence. A validated, brief and easy...

    Authors: Alexander Vu, Andrea Wirtz, Kiemanh Pham, Sonal Singh, Leonard Rubenstein, Nancy Glass and Nancy Perrin
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:1
  25. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all Syrian immigrants from the TurkishSyrian border who delivered the Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in...

    Authors: Mehmet Büyüktiryaki, Fuat Emre Canpolat, Evrim Alyamaç Dizdar, Nilüfer Okur and Gülsüm Kadıoğlu Şimşek
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:38

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  26. Refugees are at high risk for communicable diseases due to overcrowding and poor water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions. Handwashing with soap removes pathogens from hands and reduces disease risk. A hepati...

    Authors: Raina M Phillips, Jelena Vujcic, Andrew Boscoe, Thomas Handzel, Mark Aninyasi, Susan T Cookson, Curtis Blanton, Lauren S Blum and Pavani K Ram
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:39
  27. Since 2011, civil war has crippled Syria leaving much of the population without access to healthcare. Various field hospitals have been clandestinely set up to provide basic healthcare but few have been able t...

    Authors: Miguel Trelles, Lynette Dominguez, Katie Tayler-Smith, Katrin Kisswani, Alberto Zerboni, Thierry Vandenborre, Silvia Dallatomasina, Alaa Rahmoun and Marie-Christine Ferir
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:36
  28. The public health significance of maternal mental health is well established. Armed conflicts expose populations to events that could have long-term negative consequences for mental health of pregnant women an...

    Authors: Muhammad Naseem Khan, Anna Chiumento, Mukesh Dherani, Katie Bristow, Siham Sikander and Atif Rahman
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:37
  29. Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has endured decades of conflict resulting in widespread experiences of conflict related trauma and destruction to health and social infrastructure. The aim of this qualitat...

    Authors: Megan Cherewick, Anjalee Kohli, Mitima Mpanano Remy, Clovis Mitima Murhula, Arsene Kajabika Bin Kurhorhwa, Alfred Bacikenge Mirindi, Nadine Mwinja Bufole, Jean Heri Banywesize, Gisele Mushengezi Ntakwinja, Gracia Mitima Kindja and Nancy Glass
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:35
  30. The war in Syria, now in its fourth year, is one of the bloodiest in recent times. The legacy of war includes damage to the health of children that can last for decades and affect future generations. In this a...

    Authors: Delan Devakumar, Marion Birch, Leonard S. Rubenstein, David Osrin, Egbert Sondorp and Jonathan C. K. Wells
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:34
  31. The Myanmar army and ethnic armed groups agreed to a preliminary ceasefire in 2012, but a heavy military presence remains in southeastern Myanmar. Qualitative data suggested this militarization can result in h...

    Authors: William W. Davis, Luke C. Mullany, Matt Schissler, Saw Albert and Chris Beyrer
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:32
  32. Yobe State has faced severe disruption of its health service as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. A systems dynamics analysis was conducted to identify key pathways of threat to provision and emerging pat...

    Authors: Alastair K. Ager, Martina Lembani, Abdulaziz Mohammed, Garba Mohammed Ashir, Ahmad Abdulwahab, Helen de Pinho, Peter Delobelle and Christina Zarowsky
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:30
  33. Little is known specifically about the effects of conflict and displacement on provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. We aimed to understand the association between levels of conflict and ...

    Authors: Özge Tunçalp, Ibrahima Socé Fall, Sharon J. Phillips, Inga Williams, Massambou Sacko, Ousmane Boubacar Touré, Lisa J. Thomas and Lale Say
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:28
  34. More than a decade of conflict has weakened the health system in the Democratic Republic of Congo and decreased its ability to respond to the needs of the population. Community scorecards have been conceived a...

    Authors: Lara S. Ho, Guillaume Labrecque, Isatou Batonon, Viviana Salsi and Ruwan Ratnayake
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:27
  35. Diarrheal disease is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Displaced populations are especially vulnerable due to overcrowded camps and limited access to water and sanitation facilities, increasing the ri...

    Authors: Farah Husain, Colleen Hardy, Lemlem Zekele, David Clatworthy, Curtis Blanton and Thomas Handzel
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:26
  36. Various models and strategies have been implemented over the years in different parts of the world to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH) in conflict affected areas. These strategies are based on specifi...

    Authors: Zohra S. Lassi, Wafa Aftab, Shabina Ariff, Rohail Kumar, Imtiaz Hussain, Nabiha B. Musavi, Zahid Memon, Sajid B. Soofi and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:25
  37. Northern Uganda was severely affected by two decades of civil war that led to the displacement and encampment of an estimated 1.6 million inhabitants. The objective of this study was to assess community perspe...

    Authors: Christopher Garimoi Orach, George Otim, Juliet Faith Aporomon, Richard Amone, Stephen Acellam Okello, Beatrice Odongkara and Henry Komakech
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:24
  38. Ebola seems to be a particular risk in conflict affected contexts. All three of the countries most affected by the 2014-15 outbreak have a complex conflict-affected recent history. Other major outbreaks in the...

    Authors: Barbara McPake, Sophie Witter, Sarah Ssali, Haja Wurie, Justine Namakula and Freddie Ssengooba
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:23
  39. Staff well-being including stress awareness and stress management skills is usually not a priority in (mental) health policies. In Kosovo, the level of stress amongst primary health care (PHC) professionals is...

    Authors: Albertien van der Veen, Tineke van Pietersom, Barbara Lopes Cardozo, Feride Rushiti, Genc Ymerhalili and Ferid Agani
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:21
  40. Sexual violence is recognised as a widespread consequence of armed conflict and other humanitarian crises. The limited evidence in literature on interventions in this field suggests a need for alternatives to ...

    Authors: Jo Spangaro, Chinelo Adogu, Anthony B. Zwi, Geetha Ranmuthugala and Gawaine Powell Davies
    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:19

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