The civil war between the government of Syria and rebel forces, initiated in mid-March 2011, resulted in an estimated one million refugees fleeing Syria to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, by March 2013. Of this total, some 355,493 were registered or awaiting registration in Jordan in mid-March, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
This presentation was part of the Spring 2013 Institute for Iraqi Studies Workshop: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lessons from the Iraqi Experience, held at Boston University on March 29, 2013. During the workshop, participants compared the two refugee crises, looking to draw upon lessons from the Iraqi experience.
A municipal health needs assessment was conducted by a Boston University Doctor of Public Health student to fulfill an academic practicum requirement. Data were collected in Luanda and the municipality of Cuango, Angola during the period of September 20 through October 20, 2007. The following is an abbreviated version of the results of the assessment.
Prepared for the International and Maternal and Child Health Departments of the Boston University School of Public Health by Meghann McNiff Lindholm MA, MPH Candidate
With the second highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, "every 28 minutes a woman dies in Afghanistan during childbirth".i In the short term, maternal mortality will not be significantly lowered unless international assistance can meet the immediate needs of women at risk of dying as a result of child birth.