First Lancet Commission to focus directly on the subject of conflict and health First Lancet Commission to examine conflict in Syria, an issue of global interest and dimensionFirst Lancet Commission to be hosted and led by an academic institution in the Global South
Why a global Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria?
The Syria crisis has:
At a time when there is:
Aim of the Commission
Analyze the profound impacts of the Syria crisis for Syria and the region, examine the regional and international response to the crisis, develop concrete policy and practice options to address the profound health needs in Syria, and advance global research & collaboration on conflict and health and raise its profile in academic public health and medicine and in global health.
The Lancet - AUB collaboration
In launching the Commission, The Lancet and the American University of Beirut (AUB) build on their prior collaboration to advance global discussions on health issues in the region. This includes the Lancet series on Health in the Arab world: A view from within, published in 2014. The series included an examination of the impact of the Iraq and Syrian wars on changing geography of health provision in the region.
Several faculty members from FHS and other AUB faculties have served on prior or current Lancet Commissions. This is the first time an AUB faculty hosts and leads a Lancet Commission.