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The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018-2019.
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Stopping this epidemic will require the alignment of the principal political and armed groups in eastern DRC in support of the response, and major challenges remain. Expand
Health workers and the weaponisation of health care in Syria: a preliminary inquiry for The Lancet–American University of Beirut Commission on Syria
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The tremendous pressures that health workers have been under and continue to endure, and the remarkable resilience and resourcefulness they have displayed in response to this crisis are described. Expand
Cholera in the time of war: implications of weak surveillance in Syria for the WHO's preparedness—a comparison of two monitoring systems
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The government's surveillance in the context of the current Syrian war is inadequate due to lack of access to non-government held territory, an incentive to under-report the consequence of government attacks on health infrastructure, and an impractical insistence on laboratory confirmation. Expand
Defining Polio: Closing the Gap in Global Surveillance.
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A gap is identified in the surveillance of polio, a global threat, in the setting of conflict and insecurity, which leads to under diagnosis of polio with potential delays and inadequacies in coordinating effective responses to contain outbreaks and eradicate polio. Expand
Antimicrobial resistance in the context of the Syrian conflict: Drivers before and after the onset of conflict and key recommendations.
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It is only by addressing the conflict and immediate cessation of the targeting of health facilities that the rehabilitation of the health system, which is key to addressing AMR, can progress. Expand
A summary and appraisal of existing evidence of antimicrobial resistance in the Syrian conflict.
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There is a paucity of rigorous data before and since the onset of conflict in Syria to contextualize the burden of AMR, but post onset of the conflict, an increasing number of studies conducted in neighbouring countries and Europe have reported AMR in Syrian refugees. Expand
Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19 - The Urgent Need for a Risk-Management Approach.
TLDR
Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19 Plans to protect participants and the public during the Olympics aren’t built on rigorous risk assessment, and fail to consider the ways in which the technology can be abused. Expand
War is the Enemy of Health. Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in War-Torn Syria.
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Current needs for health care relief within Syria, focusing on pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, are documents, and some of the efforts currently underway to meet those needs are documented. Expand
Death and suffering in Eastern Ghouta, Syria: a call for action to protect civilians and health care
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Since Feb 4, 2018, Syrian forces with Russian support have bombarded Eastern Ghouta, an enclave out of government control near Damascus, killing hundreds of civilians and injured more than 1550 people, in an area where about 390 000 people have lived under siege since October, 2013. Expand
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