Entering its eleventh year, the Syrian conflict is still one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the world. The conflict has impacted severely the health of Syrians both inside Syria and those who fled the country seeking refuge in neighbouring countries and Europe. While the humanitarian health response was challengingly trying to elevate some of the suffering, it is important to draw lessons on health needs, response, and consequences of this conflict. Research plays key role in drawing these lessons which could help in improving the health response in Syria and elsewhere.
The consortium of the Research for Health System Strengthening in northern Syria (R4HSSS) programme of the Centre on Conflict and Health Research at King’s College London, Mehad (ex-UOSSM France), Syria Research Group (SyRG), Syria Public Health Network (SPHN), and Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre at LSHTM invite you to attend the fourth ‘Research for Health in the Syrian Conflict’ Conference. The conference will be held virtually and in person on the 28th of November 2022.
This conference brings together exceptional speakers from academia, front-line health actors and NGOs to showcase original research on current issues in Syria, spanning from health system governance to epidemiology to many other disciplines within global health. This year, the conference will explore the following themes:
Health systems strengthening and early recovery
Conflict implications on health systems
Health Interventions and Morbidities during conflict
In addition, we will have a research skill workshop on "System Dynamic approach in health research in conflict settings".
The conference will be an excellent opportunity to network with fellow researchers in the field, aiming to bridge the gap between local and international researchers and humanitarian health practitioners.