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Developing a new Basic Package of Health services for Afghanistan

In October 2017, the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was commissioned by the MoPH in Afghanistan, with financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to provide technical expertise to support the MoPH on the development of a new BPHS. More details here.

New short course: Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises This course will familiarise participants with a health systems approach to health care for communities in low- and middle-income countries affected by humanitarian crises, through using practical interactive examples and case studies, and taught by experts who come from or have lived and worked in low- and middle-income countries during […]

Karl Blanchet’s new book

  Karl Blanchet co-edited with Don de Savigny and Taghreed Adam a handbook on health systems research methodologies presenting 11 methods to understand how health systems function and react to shocks (such as armed conflicts and disease outbreak). More details here

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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 […]