Exposure to conflict and child health outcomes: evidence from a large multi-country study

JournalConflict and Health
AuthorsSrinivas Goli, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan, Lili Loan Vu
PublishedOctober 2022
PublisherBio Med Central, Springer Nature

Previous research has consistently found evidence of poor health outcomes among children living in conflict areas.

However, the methodological focus of these studies has largely been on case studies, chart or registry reviews, qualitative studies, and single country studies.

This reflects the need for a comprehensive multi-country analysis of the associations between conflicts and child health over a longer period.

This study analyses the adverse impact of exposure to different types of conflicts  from in utero to five years of age, on several child health measures across a large group of countries.

Our analysis pools data from multiple countries and time-points, to provide robust evidence on the relationship between conflict and child health.