Journal of Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Emergencies: Initiatives and Innovations
Scope of the Journal
Focus and Scope
The journal will publish case studies, technical reports, and clinical studies that contribute to: (1) the understanding, assessment, and management of non-communicable diseases in humanitarian contexts and (2) innovative solutions to support communities experiencing man-made, natural, or complex humanitarian emergencies and in development sector for cross learning, particularly those characterized by large population displacements. The journal will prioritize case studies and contributions from frontline workers and others working at the grass-roots level across sectors.
Priority topics for the journal include, but are not limited to:
- Success and failure case studies
- Field-based innovative experiences and initiatives
- Health impact of disasters, primary focus on NCDs
- Climate change and NCDs
- Mass emergencies, causalities, and response, especially for NCDs
- Policy and advocacy for NCDs and humanitarian response
- Screening and referral mechanisms for NCDs in emergencies
- Epidemiology of NCDs in emergencies
- Nutrition, overweight, obesity in emergencies.
- Hunger, food security, and NCDs in emergencies
- Mental disorders in emergencies
- Mental health issues in rescue workers
- Assessment, diagnosis, and management of NCDs
- NCD lifestyle risk factors within emergency-affected populations (e.g., smoking, drinking and lack of exercise)
- Development disorders in children in emergencies.
- Operational research in emergencies
- Good governance in NCD management
- Health system strengthening for NCDs in emergencies.
- Health economics for NCD in emergencies.
- Nutrition in emergencies for NCDs.