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 is focused on supporting women and girls in crisis and humanitarian contexts through design and technology — they focus on creating tangible solutions and services […]

LIDC Short Course Humanitarian Crises

LIDC Short Course: Humanitarian Crises 11 – 15 April 2016, London The purpose of this intensive short course is to provide participants with a comprehensive background in theoretical and practical aspects of humanitarian crises. Course content: By the end of the course participants will understand the fundamental concepts relating to humanitarian crises. The following topics […]

Symposium: New frontiers in public health data

ECOHOST SYMPOSIUM: New frontiers in public health data ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is hosting a one-day symposium on the use of social media and other innovative data sources in public health research. This symposium brings together public health researchers and […]

Blog post following the Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate on the refugee crisis by Annie Holmes

“Refugees in Europe: Whose Crisis?”   To answer that question with another: who shows up for a panel with this title? It turns out that a lot of people do. The largest lecture hall at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) was packed on the evening of 29 October 2015, for the […]

Karl Blanchet TEDTalk

French recipes to navigate in complex health systems | Karl Blanchet | TEDxLSHTM Karl Blanchet believes it is important to distinguish between the complicated and complex. In this talk he explains three key elements: information, decisions and social networks that allow people to respond more quickly in changing environments and allow health systems to thrive. […]

Crisis Group Student Email List

For those who have missed the Crisis Group student meeting on November 2nd and who are willing to join the student email list and volunteer for the group. Join the list here!

Audio Podcast: Tejendra Pherali from the UCL Institute for Education – Talk on Syrian Refugees at the LIDC Conference

Tejendra Pherali from the UCL Institute of Education is talking about the results of a study conducted with Karl Blanchet on Syrian refugees at the LIDC Conference. Audio Podcast here.