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Johns Hopkins Faculty Publishes Commentary in the Humanitarian Health Digest with The Lancet

Dr. Hannah Tappis, associate faculty in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s department of international health and Center for Humanitarian for Health, has published a commentary entitled, “Understanding indirect impacts of conflict on health can save lives,” in the latest edition of the Humanitarian Health Digest, a joint venture of The Lancet and the Center for Humanitarian for Health.

In the commentary, Dr. Tappis reflects on findings from a recent study on maternal mortality that occurred in the July–August 2014 conflict in Gaza. Researchers interviewed women and community members and investigated medical records before and after the 50-day conflict. The findings are an important contribution to a neglected issue ­– the well-being of women and girls during a humanitarian crisis. Tappis also emphasizes the importance of providing health services beyond lifesaving measures to women, families and communities in humanitarian settings.

The Humanitarian Health Digest is a quarterly bibliography of published peer-reviewed journal articles on humanitarian health. It includes one or two new commentaries on peer-reviewed articles cited in the Digest. The complete digest is available for free on the Center for Humanitarian Health’s website.

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