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Symposium 2016: NCDs in humanitarian settings

Symposium 2016: NCDs in humanitarian settings (in conjunction with Centre for Global NCDs and MSF) Organised by: LSHTM Centre for Global NCDs, The Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST) and Médecins Sans Frontières Date: Friday, September 2, 2016 Time: 09:00 to 19:00 GMT Location: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London […]

Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at WHS

Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at World Humanitarian Summit 26.5.2016 Istanbul, Turkey – The future of effective responses to humanitarian crises depends on developing a strong base of knowledge about current emergencies, future threats and their contexts; the populations affected by these emergencies; and the legal frameworks, institutions and interventions that seek to meet […]

World’s first humanitarian summit: a ‘fig-leaf of good intentions’ that won’t help the poorest

Karl Blanchet published an article in The Conversation about the World Humanitarian Summit bringing a critical view. The article is available here.

May 12th Debate Recording

The Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate on Evidence has been recorded and is available here.

Next Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate

Why should the World Humanitarian Summit focus on evidence-based approaches? Organised by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Birkbeck College Date: Thursday 12 May 2016 Time: 5:30 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK More information here.

EmpowerHack Health LDN: building e-health solutions for a mobile population.

EmpowerHack Health LDN: building e-health solutions for a mobile population

Evidence Lounge: a new initiative

We are part of a new initiative, Evidence Lounge, created by a few organisations members of  the humanitarian sector to increase commitment to an evidence-based approach to humanitarian action. When and where appropriate, we seek to strengthen the humanitarian sector’s evidence base, improve the sharing and dissemination of the evidence available and promote the use of evidence, all […]

ICRC Symposium: Health in Fragile States

ICRC organises a two-day symposium Global Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation in Lausanne where Karl Blanchet will give a talk on rehabilitation in emergencies and chair a session on mHealth.

CARA fellowships for academics at risk of persecution

The Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA), provides support to academics and scientists fleeing from discrimination, persecution, suffering and violence in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The aim is to protect such people and preserve their invaluable knowledge and skills. This support usually involves the placement of academics in university posts throughout the UK and […]

EmpowerHackHEALTH April 8-10

LSHTM and the Crisis Group will be hosting a global EmpowerHackHEALTH hackathon on April 8-10, where 40-50 developers will develop applications for refugee health (with strong focus on the Europe crisis). Empowerhack http://empowerhack.io/ is focused on supporting women and girls in crisis and humanitarian contexts through design and technology — they focus on creating tangible solutions and services […]