Publications

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YearAuthorsTitleCitation
2024Salma Almidani,
Mohammad Abo Hilal,
Marwa Alghadban,
Omama Abou Helal,
Manal Alkourdi, Juman Kannan, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Preeti Patel and Nassim El Achi
Demographics and risk factors for suicide in Syria: A retrospective media content analysis of online news sourcesAlmidani S, Abo Hilal M, Alghadban M, et al. Demographics and risk factors for suicide in Syria: A retrospective media content analysis of online news sources. Cambridge Prisms: Global Mental Health. 2024;11:e50. doi:10.1017/gmh.2024.47
2023Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Munzer Alkhalil, Preeti Patel and
Gemma Bowsher
Inoculating Cities, Volume II:
Case Studies of the Urban Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Chapter 4: Pandemic governance and community mobilization in
conflict: a case study of Idlib, Syria
Ekzayez, A., Alkhalil, M., Patel, P., Bowsher, G. Pandemic governance and community mobilization in
conflict: a case study of Idlib, Syria.
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-443-18701-8.00006-0
2023Yamama Bdaiwi, Ammar Sabouni, Preeti Patel, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Safwan Alchalati, Omer Abdrabbuh, Aula Abbara, Margaret Glogowska Impact of armed conflict on health professionals’ education and training in Syria: a systematic review

Bdaiwi Y., Sabouni A., Patel P, et al. Impact of armed conflict on health professionals’ education and training in Syria: a systematic reviewBMJ Open 2023;13:e064851. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064851
2023Maher Alaref, Orwa Al-Abdullah, Zedoun Alzoubi, Munzer Alkhalil, Abdulkarim Ekzayez Health system governance assessment in protracted crisis settings: Northwest Syria
Alaref, M., Al-Abdulla, O., Al Zoubi, Z. et al. Health system governance assessment in protracted crisis settings: Northwest Syria. Health Res Policy Sys 21, 88 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-023-01042-1
2023Munzer Alkhalil, Maher Alaref, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Hala Mkhallalati, Nassim El Achi, Zedoun Alzoubi, Fouad Fouad, Muhammed Mansur Alatraş, Abdulhakim Ramadan, Sumit Mazumdar, Josephine Borghi & Preeti Patel Health aid displacement during a decade of conflict (2011–19) in Syria: an exploratory analysis

Health aid displacement during a decade of conflict (2011–19) in Syria: an exploratory analysis - Key Findings in Arabic
Alkhalil. M., Alaref, M., Ekzayez, A. et al. Health aid displacement during a decade of conflict (2011–19) in Syria: an exploratory analysis
2023Ahmad Habboush, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Brynne GilmoreA framework for community health worker optimisation in conflict settings: prerequisites and possibilities from Northwest SyriaHabboush, A., Ekzayez, A., Gilmore, B. A framework for community health worker optimisation in conflict settings: prerequisites and possibilities from Northwest Syria (2023) https://gh.bmj.com/content/8/7/e011837?rss=1
2023Yamama Bdaiwi,Safwan Alchalati,Ammar Sabouni,Munzer Al-Khalil,Omer Abdrabbuh, Ahmad Kejah,Abdulhadi Shaban,Mohammad Almousa,Hasan Almarei,Abdalhakem Haj Asaad,Abdulhaseb Alkdro,Mohammed Almoayyad,Omar Waled Habboush,Preeti Patel,Abdulkarim EkzayezMedical education system (re)building in a fragile setting: Northwest Syria as a case studyBdaiwai, Y., Alchalati, S., Sabouni, A. et al. Medical education system (re)building in a fragile setting: Northwest Syria as a case study (2023). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0001340
2023Kristen Meagher, Mouna Khaity, Sali Hafez, Nassim El Achi Strengthening health systems and peacebuilding through women’s leadership: a qualitative studyMeagher, K., Khaity, M., Hafez, S. et al. Strengthening health systems and peacebuilding through women’s leadership: a qualitative study. Global Health 19, 21 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-023-00920-1
2023Samer Jabbour,
Aula Abbara,
Abdulkarim Ekzayez,
Fouad M Fouad,
Mohamad Katoub,
Rabie Nasser
The catastrophic response to the earthquake in Syria: the need for corrective actions and accountabilityJabbour, S., Abbara, A. et al. The catastrophic response to the earthquake in Syria: the need for corrective actions and accountability (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)00440-3
2023Munzer Alkhalil, Mohamed Katoub, Diana Rayes, Naser Almhawish, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Aula AbbaraHealth and humanitarian response after the earthquakes in northern Syria: challenges and recommendationsAlkhalil, M., Katoub, M., Rayes, D., Almhawish, N., Ekzayez, A., Abbara, A. (2023) Health and humanitarian response after the earthquakes in northern Syria: challenges and recommendations
2023Ruby Tabor, Naser Almhawish, Ibrahim Aladhan, Maia Tarnas, Richard Sullivan, Nabil Karah, Mark Zeitoun, Ruwan Ratnayake & Aula AbbaraDisruption to water supply and waterborne communicable diseases in northeast Syria: a spatiotemporal analysisTabor, R., Almhawish, N., Aladhan, I. et al. Disruption to water supply and waterborne communicable diseases in northeast Syria: a spatiotemporal analysis. Confl Health 17, 4 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-023-00502-3
2023Munzer Alkhalil, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Diana Rayes, Aula AbbaraInequitable access to aid after the devastating earthquake in SyriaAlkhalil, M., Ekzayez, A., Rayes D., & Abbara, A. (2023). Inequitable access to aid after the devastating earthquake in Syria.
2022Munzer Alkhalil, Maher Alaref, Hala Mkhallalati, Zedoun Alzoubi & Abdulkarim Ekzayez An analysis of humanitarian and health aid alignment over a decade (2011–2019) of the Syrian conflictAlkhalil, M., Alaref, M., Mkhallalati, H., Alzoubi, Z., & Ekzayez, A. (2022). An analysis of humanitarian and health aid alignment over a decade (2011–2019) of the Syrian conflict. Conflict And Health, 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s13031-022-00495-5
2022Kristen Meagher, Hala Mkhallalati, Nassim El Achi, Preeti PatelA missing piece in the Health for Peace agenda: gender diverse leadership and governanceMeagher, K., Mkhallalati H, Achi N, Patel P (October 2022) A missing piece in the Health for Peace agenda: gender diverse leadership and governance Power dynamics and health initiative design as determinants of peacebuilding: a case study of the Syrian conflict
2022Majd AlGhatrif, Mohammad Darwish, Zedoun Alzoubi, Yusra Ribhi ShawarPower dynamics and health initiative design as determinants of peacebuilding: a case study of the Syrian conflict AlGhatrif M, Darwish M, Alzoubi Z, Ribhi Shawar Y (October 2022) Power dynamics and health initiative design as determinants of peacebuilding: a case study of the Syrian conflict
2022Kristen Meagher, Mariana Rodo, Mouna Khaity, and Sali Hafez.An untapped potential:
Women’s leadership
in health in conflict
and peacebuilding
Meagher, K., Rodo, M., Khaity, M., Hafez, S. (May 2022) An untapped potential:
Women’s leadership
in health in conflict
and peacebuilding, Research for Health Systems Strengthening in Northwest Syria (R4HSSS).
2022Aula Abbara, Diana Rayez, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Samer Jabbour, Manar Marzouk, Houssam Alnahhas, Sara Basha, Zahed Katurji, Richard Sullivan, Fouad M.FouadThe health of internally displaced people in Syria: are current systems fit for purpose?Abbara A, Rayes D, Ekzayez A, Jabbour S, Marzouk M, Alnahhas H, Basha S, Katurji Z, Sullivan R, Fouad FM, (2022) The health of internally displaced people in Syria: are current systems fit for purpose?, Journal of Migration and Health, 2022,100126,
ISSN 2666-6235,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmh.2022.100126.
2022Ronja Kitlope Baatz, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Kristen Meagher, Gemma Bowsher, Preeti PatelCross-border strategies for access to healthcare in violent conflict – A scoping reviewBaatz Kitlope R, Ekzayez A, Meagher K, Bowsher G, Patel P (2022) Cross-border strategies for access to healthcare in violent conflict – a scoping review,
Journal of Migration and Health. doi.org/10.1016/j.jmh.2022.100093.
2021Kristen Meagher, Nassim El Achi, Gemma Bowsher, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Preeti Patel Exploring the role of City Networks in supporting urban resilience to COVID-19 in conflict-affected settingsMeagher K, Achi N, Bowsher G, Ekzayez A, & Patel P (2021). Exploring the role of City Networks in supporting urban resilience to COVID-19 in conflict-affected settings. Open Health, 2(1), 1-20. doi: 10.1515/openhe-2021-0001. 
2021Aula Abbara, Abdulkarim Ekzayez Healthcare leadership in Syria during
armed conflict and the pandemic
Abbara A, Ekzayez A,
Healthcare leadership in Syria during armed conflict and the
pandemic. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e005697. doi:10.1136/
bmjgh-2021-005697
2021Kristen Meagher, Bothaina Attal, Preeti Patel Exploring the role of gender and women in the political economy of health in armed conflict: a narrative reviewMeagher K, Attal B, Patel P, Exploring the role of gender and women in the political economy of health in armed conflict: a narrative review. Global Health 17, 88 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-021-00738-9
2021Kristen Meagher, Aula Abbara, Ola Fahham, Preeti PatelWomen leaders in Syria in the COVID-19 response and beyond.Meagher K, Abbara A, Fahham, O, Patel P, (2021) Women leaders in Syria in the COVID-19 response and beyond. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 10(2), 122–125. https://doi.org/10.1027/2157-3891/a000012
2021Ammar Sabouni, Abdulkarim Ekzayez The challenges of medical relief and health governance in warzones: Syria as a case studySabouni A, Ekzayez A, https://jbima.com/article/the-challenges-of-medical-relief-and-health-governance-in-warzones-syria-as-a-case-study/vol7-No3 April2021
2021Abdulkarim EkzayezAttacks on healthcare in the Syrian conflict: Drawing lessons from Syria to improve global reporting systemsEkzayez A, Attacks on healthcare
in the Syrian conflict https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/2021-11/2021-11-23-attacks-on-healthcare-in-syria-ekzayez.pdf
2021Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Yasser Alhaj Ahmad, Hasan Alhaleb,
Francesco Checchi
The impact of armed conflict on utilisation of health services in north-west Syria: an observational studyEkzayez A, Alhaj Ahmad Y, Alhaleb H. et al, The impact of armed conflict on utilisation of health services in north-west Syria: an observational study. Confl Health 15, 91 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-021-00429-7
2021Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Amina Olabi, Yazan Douedari, Kristen Meagher, Gemma Bowsher, Bashar Farhat, Preeti PatelHealth research in the Syrian conflict: opportunities for equitable and multidisciplinary collaborationEkzayez, A., Olabi, A., Douedari, Y., et al. (2021). Health research in the Syrian conflict: opportunities for equitable and multidisciplinary collaboration. Journal Of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab160
2023Orwa Al-Abdulla, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Agneta Kallström, Camilo Valderrama, Maher Alaref & Jussi Kauhanen Health system recovery in Northwest Syria–challenges and operationalizationAl-Abdulla, O., Ekzayez, A., Kallström, A., et al. (2023). Health system recovery in Northwest Syria–challenges and operationalization
2020Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Munzer al-Khalil, Mohamad Jasiem, Raed Al Saleh, Zedoun Alzoubi, Kristen Meagher, Preeti PatelCOVID-19 response in northwest Syria: innovation and community engagement in a complex conflictEkzayez, A., Alkhalil, M., Jasiem, M., et al. (2020). COVID-19 response in northwest Syria: innovation and community engagement in a complex conflict