Impact of War on Child Health in Northern Syria: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619059
Title:
Impact of War on Child Health in Northern Syria: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières
Authors:
Meiqari, L; Hoetjes, M; Baxter, L; Lenglet, A
Journal:
European Journal of Pediatrics
Abstract:
Few data are available to evaluate the impact of Syrian war on civilian population; to describe this impact on child health, this article uses data from Médecins Sans Frontières-Operational Centre Amsterdam's activities in Tal-Abyad and Kobane cities, northern Syria (2013-2016). Data were obtained from routine medical datasets and narrative reports, for out-patient clinics, immunisation, nutritional monitoring and assessments, and in-patient care, and were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Infections were the largest contributor to morbidity. The proportion of < 5 year out-patient consultations of infectious diseases that are listed for outbreak monitoring in emergencies was 15% in 2013, 51% in 2014, 75% in 2015 and 70% in 2016. Thalassemia was recorded in 0.5% of 2014 < 5 year out-patient consultations and 3.4% of 2013-2014 < 18-year in-patient admissions. Measles immunisation activities and routine Extended Programme for Immunisation were re-activated across northern Syria; however, immunisation coverage could not be calculated. Results from our routine data must be compared cautiously, due to differences in settings and disease categories.
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Issue Date:
19-Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619059
DOI:
10.1007/s00431-017-3057-y
PubMed ID:
29255951
Submitted date:
2018-01-11
Language:
en
ISSN:
1432-1076
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeiqari, Len
dc.contributor.authorHoetjes, Men
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Len
dc.contributor.authorLenglet, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-16T17:02:38Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-16T17:02:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-19-
dc.date.submitted2018-01-11-
dc.identifier.citationImpact of War on Child Health in Northern Syria: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières. 2017 Eur. J. Pediatr.en
dc.identifier.issn1432-1076-
dc.identifier.pmid29255951-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00431-017-3057-y-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619059-
dc.description.abstractFew data are available to evaluate the impact of Syrian war on civilian population; to describe this impact on child health, this article uses data from Médecins Sans Frontières-Operational Centre Amsterdam's activities in Tal-Abyad and Kobane cities, northern Syria (2013-2016). Data were obtained from routine medical datasets and narrative reports, for out-patient clinics, immunisation, nutritional monitoring and assessments, and in-patient care, and were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Infections were the largest contributor to morbidity. The proportion of < 5 year out-patient consultations of infectious diseases that are listed for outbreak monitoring in emergencies was 15% in 2013, 51% in 2014, 75% in 2015 and 70% in 2016. Thalassemia was recorded in 0.5% of 2014 < 5 year out-patient consultations and 3.4% of 2013-2014 < 18-year in-patient admissions. Measles immunisation activities and routine Extended Programme for Immunisation were re-activated across northern Syria; however, immunisation coverage could not be calculated. Results from our routine data must be compared cautiously, due to differences in settings and disease categories.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Journal of Pediatrics.en
dc.titleImpact of War on Child Health in Northern Syria: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontièresen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Pediatricsen

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