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  1. Research

    Improving detection of mental health problems in community settings in Nepal: development and pilot testing of the community informant detection tool

    Despite increasing efforts to expand availability of mental health services throughout the world, there continues to be limited utilization of these services by persons with mental illness and their families. ...

    Prasansa Subba, Nagendra P. Luitel, Brandon A. Kohrt and Mark J. D. Jordans

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:28

    Published on: 20 November 2017

  2. Short report

    Addressing culture and context in humanitarian response: preparing desk reviews to inform mental health and psychosocial support

    Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context. To respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies, international org...

    M. Claire Greene, Mark J. D. Jordans, Brandon A. Kohrt, Peter Ventevogel, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Ghayda Hassan, Anna Chiumento, Mark van Ommeren and Wietse A. Tol

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:21

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  3. Research

    Transitions into puberty and access to sexual and reproductive health information in two humanitarian settings: a cross-sectional survey of very young adolescents from Somalia and Myanmar

    Very young adolescents (VYA) in humanitarian settings are largely neglected in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). This study describes the characteristics of VYA aged 10-14 years in two humanitaria...

    Anna E. Kågesten, Linnea Zimmerman, Courtland Robinson, Catherine Lee, Tenaw Bawoke, Shahd Osman and Jennifer Schlecht

    Conflict and Health 2017 11(Suppl 1):24

    Published on: 14 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  4. Research

    Sexual and reproductive health needs and risks of very young adolescent refugees and migrants from Myanmar living in Thailand

    The very young adolescent (VYA) population age 10–14 years is often neglected in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research due to the combined sensitivity of the topic and the young age group,...

    Catherine Lee, Yasmina Aules, Samira Sami, Paw Kree Lar, Jennifer Schlect and Courtland Robinson

    Conflict and Health 2017 11(Suppl 1):30

    Published on: 14 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  5. Introduction

    Prioritizing programming to address the needs and risks of very young adolescents: a summary of findings across three humanitarian settings

    Between 2013 and 2014, a series of qualitative and quantitative research efforts were undertaken in three conflict affected communities (Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Somali refugees in Kobe Re...

    Jennifer Schlecht, Catherine Lee, Brad Kerner, Meghan Greeley and Courtland Robinson

    Conflict and Health 2017 11(Suppl 1):31

    Published on: 14 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  6. Research

    Young lives disrupted: gender and well-being among adolescent Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    The conflict in Syria that began in 2011 has resulted in the exodus of over 5 million Syrian refugees to neighbouring countries, with more than one million refugees currently registered by UNHCR in Lebanon. Wh...

    Jocelyn DeJong, Farah Sbeity, Jennifer Schlecht, Manale Harfouche, Rouham Yamout, Fouad M. Fouad, Seema Manohar and Courtland Robinson

    Conflict and Health 2017 11(Suppl 1):23

    Published on: 14 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  7. Research

    A qualitative study exploring child marriage practices among Syrian conflict-affected populations in Lebanon

    Recent reports have suggested that child marriage among Syrians may be increasing as a result of displacement and conflict. This study sought to gather qualitative data about the factors that promote child mar...

    Rima Mourtada, Jennifer Schlecht and Jocelyn DeJong

    Conflict and Health 2017 11(Suppl 1):27

    Published on: 14 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  8. Research

    Understanding the unique experiences, perspectives and sexual and reproductive health needs of very young adolescents: Somali refugees in Ethiopia

    Kobe Refugee camp hosts roughly 39,000 refugees displaced from Somalia during the 2011–2012 Horn of Africa Crisis. Sexual and reproductive health, as with the greater issues of health and well-being for adoles...

    Luis Ortiz-Echevarria, Meghan Greeley, Tenaw Bawoke, Linnea Zimmerman, Courtland Robinson and Jennifer Schlecht

    Conflict and Health 2017 11(Suppl 1):26

    Published on: 14 November 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  9. Debate

    Examining the need & potential for biomedical engineering to strengthen health care delivery for displaced populations & victims of conflict

    Conflict and the subsequent displacement of populations creates unique challenges in the delivery of quality health care to the affected population. Equitable access to quality care demands a multi-pronged str...

    Devika Nadkarni, Imad Elhajj, Zaher Dawy, Hala Ghattas and Muhammad H. Zaman

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:20

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  10. Research

    Understanding the menstrual hygiene management challenges facing displaced girls and women: findings from qualitative assessments in Myanmar and Lebanon

    There is a significant gap in empirical evidence on the menstrual hygiene management (MHM) challenges faced by adolescent girls and women in emergency contexts, and on appropriate humanitarian response approac...

    Margaret L. Schmitt, David Clatworthy, Ruwan Ratnayake, Nicole Klaesener-Metzner, Elizabeth Roesch, Erin Wheeler and Marni Sommer

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:19

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  11. Research

    Mental health assessments in refugees and asylum seekers: evaluation of a tablet-assisted screening software

    Mental health problems resulting from persecution and forced migration are very common among refugees and asylum seekers and evolve into a major public health challenge in hosting societies. Language barriers ...

    Naser Morina, Simon M. Ewers, Sandra Passardi, Ulrich Schnyder, Christine Knaevelsrud, Julia Müller, Richard A. Bryant, Angela Nickerson and Matthis Schick

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:18

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  12. Review

    Non-communicable diseases in humanitarian settings: ten essential questions

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent the primary cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Specific attention needs to be given in fragile and crisis-affected contexts, where health systems have even m...

    S. Aebischer Perone, E. Martinez, S. du Mortier, R. Rossi, M. Pahud, V. Urbaniak, F. Chappuis, O. Hagon, F. Jacquérioz Bausch and D. Beran

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:17

    Published on: 17 September 2017

  13. Research

    A review of factors affecting the transfer of sexual and reproductive health training into practice in low and lower-middle income country humanitarian settings

    A lack of access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among displaced women and girls of reproductive age. Efforts to address this public health emergenc...

    Kristen Beek, Angela Dawson and Anna Whelan

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:16

    Published on: 1 September 2017

  14. Review

    Understanding processes of risk and protection that shape the sexual and reproductive health of young women affected by conflict: the price of protection

    It is assumed that knowing what puts young women at risk of poor sexual health outcomes and, in turn, what protects them against these outcomes, will enable greater targeted protection as well as help in desig...

    Aisha Hutchinson, Philippa Waterhouse, Jane March-McDonald, Sarah Neal and Roger Ingham

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:15

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  15. Review

    Justification for a Nuclear Global Health Workforce: multidisciplinary analysis of risk, survivability & preparedness, with emphasis on the triage management of thermal burns

    Major challenges and crises in global health will not be solved by health alone; requiring rather a multidisciplinary, evidence-based analytical approach to prevention, preparedness and response. One such pote...

    Frederick M. Burkle Jr, Tom Potokar, James E. Gosney Jr and Cham Dallas

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:13

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  16. Research

    Cardiovascular disease risk and prevention amongst Syrian refugees: mixed methods study of Médecins Sans Frontières programme in Jordan

    The growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) presented new challenges for medical humanitarian aid and little was known about primary health care approaches for these diseases in humanitarian respons...

    Dylan R.J. Collins, Kiran Jobanputra, Thomas Frost, Shoaib Muhammed, Alison Ward, Abed Alrazzaq Shafei, Taissir Fardous, Sadeq Gabashneh and Carl Heneghan

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:14

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  17. Research

    High burden of malaria and anemia among tribal pregnant women in a chronic conflict corridor in India

    With more than 200 million cases a year, malaria is an important global health concern, especially among pregnant women. The forested tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh in India are aff...

    Gustavo Corrêa, Mrinalini Das, Rama Kovelamudi, Nagendra Jaladi, Charlotte Pignon, Kalyan Vysyaraju, Usha Yedla, Vijya Laxmi, Pavani Vemula, Vijaya Gowthami, Hemant Sharma, Daniel Remartinez, Stobdan Kalon, Kirrily de Polnay, Martin De Smet and Petros Isaakidis

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:10

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  18. Research

    Low levels of viral suppression among refugees and host nationals accessing antiretroviral therapy in a Kenyan refugee camp

    Refugees and host nationals who accessed antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a remote refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya (2011–2013) were compared on outcome measures that included viral suppression and adherence to ART.

    Joshua B. Mendelsohn, Paul Spiegel, Alison Grant, Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Marian Schilperoord, Natasha Larke, John Wagacha Burton, Jully A. Okonji, Clement Zeh, Bosco Muhindo, Ibrahim M. Mohammed, Irene N. Mukui, Njogu Patterson, Egbert Sondorp and David A. Ross

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:11

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  19. Research

    Family planning in refugee settings: findings and actions from a multi-country study

    To address family planning for crisis-affected communities, in 2011 and 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Women’s Refugee Commission undertook a multi-country assessment to docume...

    Mihoko Tanabe, Anna Myers, Prem Bhandari, Nadine Cornier, Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy and Sandra Krause

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:9

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  20. Research

    Retrospective mortality among refugees from the Central African Republic arriving in Chad, 2014

    The Central African Republic has known long periods of instability. In 2014, following the fall of an interim government installed by the Séléka coalition, a series of violent reprisals occurred. These events ...

    Matthew E. Coldiron, Thomas Roederer, Augusto E. Llosa, Malika Bouhenia, Sassou Madi, Laurent Sury, Michaël Neuman and Klaudia Porten

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:7

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  21. Research

    Measurement invariance of the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist: a novel multigroup alignment analytic approach to a large epidemiological sample across eight conflict-affected districts from a nation-wide survey in Sri Lanka

    The alignment method, a novel psychometric approach, represents a more flexible procedure for establishing measurement invariance in geographically, ethnically, or linguistically diverse samples, especially in...

    Alvin Kuowei Tay, Rohan Jayasuriya, Dinuk Jayasuriya and Derrick Silove

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:8

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  22. Research

    A crisis of protection and safe passage: violence experienced by migrants/refugees travelling along the Western Balkan corridor to Northern Europe

    Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016. To curb this influx, Euro...

    Jovana Arsenijević, Erin Schillberg, Aurelie Ponthieu, Lucio Malvisi, Waeil A. Elrahman Ahmed, Stefano Argenziano, Federica Zamatto, Simon Burroughs, Natalie Severy, Christophe Hebting, Brice de Vingne, Anthony D. Harries and Rony Zachariah

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:6

    Published on: 16 April 2017

  23. Research

    Prevalence of non-communicable diseases and access to health care and medications among Yazidis and other minority groups displaced by ISIS into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    The increasing caseload of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in displaced populations poses new challenges for humanitarian agencies and host country governments in the provision of health care, diagnostics and...

    Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham and Nazar Shabila

    Conflict and Health 2017 11:4

    Published on: 6 April 2017

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