Seminars

The Impact of Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar: Report Launch

The Impact of Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar: Report Launch Physical rehabilitation can play a key role in facilitating inclusion of people with disabilities in their societies, given the potential impact of improved physical functioning and independence on economic status and quality of life. This is particularly the case in post-conflict settings such as Myanmar, where […]

Balancing expectations: social responses to humanitarian intervention in the time of Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone

In 2014 the Ebola virus entered Sierra Leone, soon to become the epicentre of a global health crisis. A state of emergency was declared, propped up by a large-scale and far-reaching humanitarian intervention; characterised by stringent bureaucratic and biomedical protocols, restrictions on social and economic life, and novel monetary flows. The paper – centring on […]

Improving evidence-based decision-making and accountability in humanitarian response: Opportunities from the RECAP project

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 Time: 5.30-7pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street The session was recorded and is available to view   Summary: Bayard Roberts will provide an overview of the new ‘RECAP’ project. This project seeks to strengthen the use of research and research capacity building to help improve decision-making and accountability in humanitarian […]

Child refugees in Calais

Lunchtime event to support child refugees in Calais, Weds 18th October, 12.30pm, LG7 (Keppel St) Nearly one year ago the Calais “jungle” was demolished, yet hundreds of child refugees are still sleeping rough and are at risk of violence from police and abuse from traffickers. We are expecting a debate in Parliament on this issue on […]

Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017

Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017 (HEW2017) will take place from 6 to 12 November 2017. HEW2017 is an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine to promote a more evidence-based approach together with over twenty organisations. Evidence Aid is co-organising a debate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine […]

The future of humanitarian health: six problems and six proposals

Talk by Francesco Checchi, Professor of Epidemiology & International Health Tuesday 19 September at 5.15 pm John Snow Lecture Theatre, followed by a drinks reception in the South Courtyard Café. Livestream link: https://panopto.lshtm.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=7c42da4d-0aaf-4870-85fd-95d112111

Research in Humanitarian Crises: LSHTM Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre & UK Public Health Rapid Support Team joint event

Date: Friday 22 September 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street London, WC1E 7HT, UK   Overview: Case studies of research and good practice from around the world   Full programme is available on the event’s Eventbrite page   Admission: This event is free and open to all, […]

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 […]

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 […]