Case Studies

RECAP – Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics

Principal Investigator: Bayard Roberts Collaborators: John Edmunds (LSHTM), Melissa Parker (LSHTM), Francesco Checchi (LSHTM), Jo Borghi, Karl Blanchet (LSHTM)   In the thick of natural disasters or war, relief agencies work through the chaos to bring basic services – and dignity – to the victims. In such a challenging environment it is hard to stand […]

Establishing real-time evaluations of WASH interventions on disease outbreaks in emergency settings

Principal Investigator: Oliver Cumming   Collaborators: Lauren D’Mello-Guyett (LSHTM), Peter Maes (MSF), Rafael Van den Bergh (MSF)   The role of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions as a means to both preventing and controlling infectious disease outbreaks is well established. However, at a practice and policy level, there have been numerous recent calls to […]

Improving handwashing promotion in humanitarian crises

Principal Investigator: Sian White (LSHTM)   Collaborators: Jean Lapegue (ACF), Melinda Foran (CAWST), Val Curtis and Karl Blanchet (LSHTM)   In stable settings, handwashing with soap is known to be one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, reducing diarrhoeal disease up to 48% and contributing to the reduction of undernutrition. When a humanitarian crisis […]