The is the first Lancet Commission
- to focus on the subject of health in war and armed conflict
- to focus on a country in conflict, specifically Syria, as an issue of global health
- to be hosted and led by an academic institution in the Arab & Eastern Mediterranean region and the global South
The Commission gratefully acknowledge the in-kind support provided by the various institutions represented in the Commission through the Commissioners.
The Commission has received foundational support from IDRC
The Asfari Foundation, the Peace and Human Rights Division of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO, formerly DFID) have provided additional research support to the Commission