Seminars

Refugees and Trees: Why tree leaves are not famine food and natural resources matter to refugees

Date: May 9th, 2018 Time: 12:45 – 13:45 Venue: LG24, Keppel Street About: Since 2016, over a million refugees from South Sudan have fled into one of Uganda’s poorest regions. Initially they were welcomed, but the influx has caused immense pressure on natural resources, particularly the need for firewood. This had grave consequences for the availability of water, […]

Conflict and Health: Student Research seminar

Date: April 12th, 2018 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: John Snow B, Keppel Street About: This seminar is an occasion for MSc students interested in health interventions in humanitarian and conflict settings to share their experiences and reflections in a dynamic setting with other students and staff members of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre. Current presentations include: Exploring […]

Diphtheria outbreaks in Yemen and in the Rohingya refugee camp: A failure of public health systems or humanitarian response? [recording online]

Speaker: Ngozi Erondu Institution: LSHTM Date: March 27, 2018 Time: 12:45 – 1:45 Venue: LG80, Keppel Street Abstract: Diphtheria, a disease that we have vaccinated against since the 1940s, recently ressurged in both Bangladesh and Yemen refugee camps. Ngozi will share and discuss what health system factors led to these outbreaks and what could have been done within the humanitarian response efforts to prevent them. Biography: Ngozi Erondu specialises in […]