Presentations from the RESCAP-MED Symposium in Beirut, 3-4th December 2014

Opening and Welcome: Samer Jabbour
A mandate for NCDs in the Eastern Mediterranean region
Opening and Welcome: Peter Phillimore
Peter Phillimore thanks Professor Abla Sibai and the American Univerity of Beirut for making the conference happen, and explains: What is RESCAP-MED?
Jane Gilbert: Issues and controversies in global mental health
Jane Gilbert presents implications for the suffering of war affected populations, and how mental health assessments in conflict and post-conflict areas are unvalidated and inappropriate
Jane Gilbert - notes from presentation
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Nadim Barghuthi: Coverage of care for NCD patients in a West Bank district
Issues faced by researchers assessing the coverage of care for for NCD patients in the West Bank such as the range of health providers - MoH, UNWRA, NGOs and private healthcare. There is an opportunity to utilise the routine data for research
Tanja Pless-Muloli: Preparing for the healing of war trauma in Syria
Preparing for the healing of war trauma in Syria: Thoughts from a psychotherapy, public health, and autobiographical standpoint
Nadia Ben Mansour: treating NCDs in a context of transition
How are health professionals facing the NCDs challenges in the current Tunisian context of transition? Nadia Ben Mansour discusses barriers faced by health care workers, issues with centralised finance and the political changes have affected the health policy debate
Mazen Makarem: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Mayen Makarem from UNWFP, Lebanon presents on food consumption pattern among Syrian Refugee Population in Lebanon
Shadh Osman: Hypertension and socio-economic disparities among Sudanese Women
Shadh Osman shares her research on hypertension and socio-economic disparities among Sudanese women, and the need for data to drive policy to address the rise in NCDs
Nigel Unwin: creating informed policy for NCDs
Nigel Unwin "Generating evidence and supporting decision making for public policy aimed at the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases" How epidemiological models are needed to inform effective policy and the need to shift from targeting individuals to population wide intervention
Goran Zangana: Mental health interventions in Kurdistan
A randomized controlled trial of mental health interventions for survivors of systematic violence in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq
Martine Najem: Impact of a quality management NCD intervention in a complex humanitarian setting
Impact of a quality management NCD intervention tailored for the most vulnerable disabled and older people in a complex humanitarian setting
Nada Abu Kishk: A type 2 diabetes campaign for Palestinian refugees in Jordan
Outcomes of a diabetes campaign for Palestine refugees with diabetes mellitus type II attending UNRWA health centers
Ceyda Sahan: Epidemiological modelling to create CHD mortality projections
Impact of risk factor modifications on coronary heart disease mortality in Turkish adults for 2025
Adam Coutts: Reflections on conducting health research in humanitarian and conflict settings: The Syria Crisis
Rabih El Chammay: Syrian Crisis and Mental Health System Reform in Lebanon
Habiba Ben Romdhane: Transforming NCD health care in Tunisia
Transforming NCD health care in Tunisia: engaging citizens in health policy making through the new social dialogue (in French)
Dawn Chatty: When health issues are long-term and chronic
When health issues are long-term and chronic: Health care in humanitarian emergencies in the Middle East
Laila Akhu-Zaheya
Survey of Syrian Refugees' Access To Health Care In Jordan