Past Events & Videos

Looking to the future: Rebuilding Syria’s fractured health system

Syria’s displaced health workforce: Policy opportunities and challenges

Syria, Salisbury & saving lives at war: what next for foreign policy and humanitarian intervention?

Health & stabilisation in North-East Syria: hosted by Expertise France as part of the Brussel’s Syria Conference 2021. I have participated representing R4HSSS

A webinar on COVID-19 vaccine with medical workers in northwest Syria on 30.04.2021 (Arabic language only): hosted by a Syrian organisation called Relief Experts. I represented R4HSSS in this webinar

The Second Research for Health in Syria Conference
30 October 2020

On the 30 October 2020 R4HSSS, in partnership with the Syrian Research Group (SyRG) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and National University of Singapore, the Syria Public Health Network, and Research for Health in Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (R4HC-MENA), hosted the Second Syria Health Research Conference. Thank you to all those who attended on the day. You can view the sessions and learn more about our project at the links below.

Welcoming note: Dr. Maher Aref (UOSSM)
Keynote: Dr. Natasha Howard
Plenary Session: The Impact of COVID-19 on health in Syria
Speakers: Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Manar Marzouk, Dr. Naser Almhawish, Amina Olabi and Houssam Alnahas
Chair: Dr Bashar Farhat

Health systems adaptation in the Syrian Conflict

Yazan Douedari – Health system governance and adaptation under three areas of military control
Ibrahim AlMasri – Structure, Processes and Costs of the novel Diabetes Care Program for Refugees in Lebanon
Kristen Meagher – Exploring the role of women’s leadership and participation in health systems strengthening in northern Syria

Chair: Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez

Non-communicable diseases

Massa Jabra – Breast cancer patients in Syria: Quality of life and prognosis
Amani Al-Oraibi – The Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases Among Syrian Refugees in Syria’s Neighbouring Host Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Joseph Burke – Mental Health and Food Security amongst Displaced Syrians

Chair: Hala Mkhalalati

Reviews and evaluations of clinical interventions

Sara Basha – A scoping literature review of maternal health in Syria after 2011
Ahmad Al- Khawam – Rivaroxaban Compared to Warfarin for Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Salma Almidani – Vaccine Coverage and Perceived Barriers to Vaccination among Displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Chair: Bashar Farhat

Health workforce and multidisciplinary research

Ibrahem Hanafi – Medical research conduct and publication during higher studies in Syria: attitudes, barriers, practices, and possible solutions
Fatima Abbas – Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Syrian doctors towards COVID-19 pandemic
Dorien Braam – Zoonoses and its link to COVID-19 among Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan

Chair: Hala Mkhalalati

Keynote: Professor Richard Sullivan

Plenary Session: Research for Health System Strengthening Speakers: Professor Preeti Patel, Dr. Zedoun Al Zoubi, Dr. Aula Abbara, Dr. Munzer Khalil, Dr. Ciwan Mistefa

Chair: Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez

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