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Aim & Objectives
​​The overall aim of the Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict is to produce the best possible science and mobilize global action to strengthen the response to the Syria crisis with a particular focus on health.   

The objectives are to: 

    • ​Analyze the profound impacts of the Syria crisis for Syria and the region
- ​Focus on current and projected future health, health system and development

    • Examine the international response to the crisis and how the crisis in Syria has held up a mirror to broader global crises in global governance, health and aid:
- Focus on protection of life, health and dignity, violations of international law, global refugee mismanagement, and pitfalls of the global humanitarian aid regime

    • Develop concrete recommendations to:
- Address the unmet current and future health needs related to the Syria crisis
- Strengthen the global governance, health and aid response to the Syria crisis and to other political crises (including prevention)​

    • Develop an international network of thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and institutions, working with partners, to:
- Implement the recommendations of the Commission
- Advance global research & collaboration on conflict and health and raise its profile in academic public health and medicine and in global health​

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