Employing essential workers: displaced Syrian healthcare professionals in the UK & Europe

This film showcases a project in which we bring together new partners from academia, policy, politics and those working on-the-ground to address the policy and political challenges preventing the integration and employment of displaced Syrian healthcare workers (HCWs) into labour markets in the Middle East, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Our Objective

R4HC-MENA’s objective is to build research and policy capacity in conflict affected areas, focusing on health, political economy of health, and complex non-communicable diseases such as mental health and cancer, and facilitate more effective translation of research into policy.

Our legacy will be a new, networked community with practice, policy and health systems financing and planning informed by the best available evidence.


What We Do


Our Partners

Our People

Professor Richard Sullivan
Professor Richard SullivanChair
Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer and Global Health at King’s College London, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy (ICP) and Director (with Preeti Patel) of the KCL Conflict & Health Research Group. Richard is the Principal Investigator and Chair of the R4HC-MENA programme.
Professor Rita Giacaman
Professor Rita GiacamanCo-Chair
Professor Rita Giacaman is a professor of public health and director of the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, Occupied Palestinian Territory. Rita is Co-Chair for the R4HC-MENA programme.
Dr. Preeti Patel
Dr. Preeti PatelCo-Principal Investigator
Dr. Preeti Patel Dr. Preeti Patel is a Reader in Global Health and Conflict in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Preeti is Co-Principal Investigator for the R4HC-MENA programme.

Upcoming Events

2nd Syria Health Research Conference

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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