Elimination programming in the refugee context

“Different things can kill you at any time”, said a South Sudan refugee in a recent article published in Conflict and Health which identified the key challenges to equitably integrating refugees into government sleeping sickness surveillance. Read more Jennifer Palmer 12 Dec 2017

HEW2017 and the state of evidence-based practice in humanitarian crises: Opportunities from the RECAP project.

On Monday 6th November, the Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre at LSHTM hosted a panel discussion as part of Humanitarian Evidence Week (HEW17) – an initiative led by Evidence Aid – which highlights topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector. The panel discussion was chaired by Jeroen Jansen, of […]

Improving handwashing in humanitarian crises

IMPROVING HANDWASHING IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES: METHODS FOR RESEARCHING HANDWASHING PRACTICES AND BEHAVIOUR October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Sian White is conducting a study in Irak and DRC to better understand handwashing practices among internally displaced people. The general objective of the research is to develop deep understandings of the determinants of hand hygiene in emergency settings […]

Health in Humanitarian crises: overcoming challenges

In this blog, Dr Karl Blanchet, Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reflects on recent work in Greece and Lebanon exploring health issues among populations displaced by crises. He reflects on how humanitarian crises are evolving and how the nature of humanitarianism is changing […]

The evolution of humanitarianism throughout historical conflict

Though much focus is currently on humanitarianism in response to recent events such as the conflict in Syria or the migrant crisis in Europe, humanitarian responses in times of conflict and war have been evolving since the 18th century. This evolution was explored in the recent Medicine, History and the Humanitarian Response panel discussion that […]

Solidarity with Turkish Academics

As academics, we are concerned about the lack of freedom of movement and expression currently being experienced by our peers in Turkey. The mass crackdown initiated by the government following the coup attempt has touched every sector including universities. About 1,577 Deans (department heads) of University have been asked to resign in addition to 21,000 […]

Extreme Measures: Healthcare in Iraq Today – A Need for Reconciliation

Extreme Measures: Healthcare in Iraq Today A Need for Reconciliation  By Katie McClain Health Policy, Planning and Financing MSc Candidate   Iraq is the focus of many news stories, but these often overlook the basic human needs of the local people.  This past Wednesday, January 27, a large group LSHTM students huddled into a crowded […]

Blog post following the Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate on the refugee crisis by Annie Holmes

“Refugees in Europe: Whose Crisis?”   To answer that question with another: who shows up for a panel with this title? It turns out that a lot of people do. The largest lecture hall at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) was packed on the evening of 29 October 2015, for the […]