Blogs

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 […]