The Lancet-AUB International Conference on Health and Armed Conflict

Armed conflict, which killed 190 million people in the 20th Century, remains the most pressing issue of our time. Numerous protracted conflicts are raging regionally and across the globe with blatant violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws, resulting in unmanageable complex humanitarian crises. Health is a frontline of many of today's armed conflicts. Profound population health and health system impacts demand urgent attention and sustained global action.

The Lancet and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) will be organizing the inaugural The Lancet-AUB International Conference on Health and Armed Conflict at the AUB campus, Lebanon.

The conference aims to facilitate critical discussions, advance inter-disciplinary knowledge, explore policy options, and review needed programmatic actions. Bridging policy, research and practice discussions, the c​onference will bring together some of the world's most eminent scholars, policy leaders, and practitioners in the field. 

The conference will see the launch of the report of The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria on health and armed conflict. 

Registration link, conference website and further details, including about poster submissions, will follow.

Please check back again soon for more details.


Photos are part of a project by Humans of Syria, supported by International Development Research Center (Canada). You may access the full collection HERE