Past Events

ALIMA (Alliance for International Medical Action) – Nutrition Innovation and Research

Nutrition Innovation and Research Date: May 25th, 2018 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: LG81, Lucas Room Biography:  Kevin Phelan is the senior nutrition advisor for the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), and a member of ALIMA’s Operational and Medical Support Unit that develops and documents operational research and translates this research into improved practice. Before joining ALIMA, […]

The Public Health Minister of Afghanistan at LSHTM [recording online]

  Humanitarian Perspectives Annual Lecture 2018 “Health Gains in a Mix of Conflict and Development” Dr Ferozuddin Feroz, Public Health Minister of Afghanistan, will deliver the Centre’s “Humanitarian Perspectives” annual lecture which focuses on the work of outstanding individuals who improve the health and well-being of populations in times of crisis. His Excellency Dr Feroz […]

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 […]

POSTPONED: The End of Famine? Prospects for the elimination of mass starvation by political action

We regret to announce that due to weather conditions, tonight’s talk is postponed. We will keep you updated when the event is rescheduled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.   Date: Thursday March 1st 2018 Time: 5.30-7pm Location: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) The world almost conquered famine. Until […]

Providing Healthcare during conflict: Experiences from the crisis in Mosul, Iraq – UPDATED [recording online]

Speaker: Chrissy Alcock Date: 20th February, 2018 Time: 12:45 to 1:45pm Venue: LG6/7, Keppel Street LSHTM Summary: Described as the deadliest urban conflict since World War II, the battle to retake Mosul from the so called Islamic State triggered a complex humanitarian crisis. This necessitated innovative approaches to health care delivery and coordination between both […]

Reimagining humanitarianism: a design experiment

Speaker: Christina Bennett, ODI Date: Thurs 8 February, 2018 Time: 13:00-14:00 Venue: John Snow B lecture theatre, Keppel St, LSHTM   Summary: Christina is Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute. She will be presenting the HPG’s recent design experiment to reimagine what humanitarian action would look like if it […]

Refugee Crisis and Health Care System in Turkey: Current Status and Challenges

  Refugee Crisis and Health Care System in Turkey: Current Status and Challenges Wednesday  24th January 12:45 to 2 pm Jerry Morris B, 15-17 Tavistock Place …………. Abstract: The health response for conflict affected people has been a major public health concern in Turkey since the outbreak of Syrian Crisis. The updated figures show that […]

Past student summer project presentation on Health in the Humanitarian context

Date: Friday 8th of December 2017 Time: 12.45- 14.00 Venue: LG8   About the event: presentation of the following summer projects Mental Health Outcomes and Violence against Women; a study of female refugees enrolled in a case-management intervention in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya (Rachel Pearson) Hygiene behaviour change during the Liberian Ebola outbreak 2014-16: perspectives […]