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School awarded £7.5m to help safeguard the health of victims of humanitarian crises

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to lead a major project that aims to strengthen the support given to victims of humanitarian crises, such as war or natural disasters. Read more.

Journal “Humanitarian Alternatives”

Karl Blanchet has accepted to become a member of the Editorial Committee of the French journal “Humanitarian Alternatives“

Ebola in Guinea: How the outbreak and response differed to neighbouring West Africa nations

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017 Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street London, WC1E 7HT, UK   Overview: The global effort to respond to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak was visibly partitioned by colonial-era ties with aid and support flowing from the United Kingdom to Sierra Leone, the United States to […]

Lancet Special Issue on Health in Humanitarian Crises

Special issue coordinated by Bayard Roberts and Francesco Checchi available here.

Crisis Centre in Refugees Deeply

11 Experts to Watch on Refugee Health The complex health needs of the world’s growing displaced population pose major challenges for refugee communities, aid workers and international and national health systems. Refugees Deeply look at some of the leading thinkers on refugee health for the “Experts to Watch” series.

HHCC Seminar Series: Use of Illicit Drugs among Young Adults in a Post-Conflict Society, Kosovo 2002-2013

Speaker: Dafina Mucaj Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017 Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Venue: John Snow A, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Overview: The use of illicit drugs is a major public health issue worldwide and has become a serious problem in Kosovo. This study aims at understanding the trends of illicit drug use […]

Afghanistan: 15 years of contracting out health services

Speaker: Egbert Sondorp Date: Thursday, June 8th, 2017 Time: 12:45- 1:45pm Venue: LG80, Keppel Street, LSHTM  Abstract: As of 2002, Afghanistan entered a unique, novel ‘experiment’ by contracting out the provision of all primary health care services to national and international NGOs, with the Ministry of Public Health in the role of steward, setting policies […]

Launch of the Lancet Series on Health in Humanitarian Crises

Launch of the Lancet Series on Health in Humanitarian Crises Date: Friday 9 June 2017 Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Launch There are critical gaps in knowledge and practice in health sector responses in humanitarian crises. This event will […]

War Zone Surgery by David Nott

UPDATE: recording of this event can be found here War Zone Surgery in the series Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Venue: John Snow Lecure Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): David Nott, David Nott Foundation Health in […]

HHCC Seminar Series: An insider’s perspective on health in the Syrian conflict: Humanitarian response and a health system in crisis

UPDATE: The recording from the seminar is available here and the slides shared during the presentation is accessible here  HHCC Seminar Series: An insider’s perspective on health in the Syrian conflict: Humanitarian response and a health system in crisis Speaker: Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez Date: Thursday 27 April 2017 Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Venue: LG80, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E […]