Conflict, forced displacement and health in Sri Lanka: a review of the research landscape | Land Portal
Conflict, forced displacement and health in Sri Lanka: a review of the research landscape

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November 2014
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© 2014 Siriwardhana and Wickramage; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Sri Lanka has recently emerged from nearly three decades of protracted conflict, which came to an end five years ago in 2009. A number of researchers have explored the devastating effect the conflict has had on public health, and its impact on Sri Lanka’s health system - hailed as a success story in the South Asian region. Remarkably, no attempt has been made to synthesize the findings of such studies in order to build an evidence-informed research platform. This review aims to map the ‘research landscape’ on the impact of conflict on health in Sri Lanka. Findings highlight health status in select groups within affected communities and unmet needs of health systems in post-conflict regions. We contend that Sri Lanka’s post-conflict research landscape requires exploration of individual, community and health system resilience, to provide better evidence for health programs and interventions after 26 years of conflict.

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Chesmal Siriwardhana and Kolitha Wickramage


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