During 2020, the Syria Public Health Network will continue to focus on Syrian refugee healthcare workers in countries neighbouring Syria and who are in Europe. In October 2017, we held a high level meeting with our partners at DFID and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) where we identified key challenges facing the Syrian informal health workforce in Lebanon. There were 30 participants at this meeting who spanned the academic, NGO, UN agencies and government spheres.
This was complemented by research on the ground in Lebanon which was funded by IIED's 'Urban Crisis Learning Fund.' The working paper for this was published in April 2018. here Through this research, we explored the roles of and challenges facing informal Syrian health workers in Lebanon.
This follows on from work exploring the current situation for Syrian healthcare workers for which we contributed to a background paper for a meeting at the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (Marseille) which was organised by the World Bank as part of their broader work on Strengthening Human Resources for Health and the Integration of Refugees into Host Community Health Systems. here