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AUB: FHS at AUB and ICAP at Columbia University Document the Response of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to the Burden of NCDs Among Syrian Refugees

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have hosted large refugee populations, with a high pre-conflict burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In this context, the Center for Research on Population and Health (CRPH) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) – Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Graduate Public Health Program conducted a review to study how the three host countries responded to the burden of NCDs among Syrian refugees.

Carried out in collaboration with researchers from ICAP at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the study aimed to describe the ways in which these three host country health systems have provided NCD services to Syrian refugees over years, and to highlight the successes and challenges they encountered.

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