Past Events

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 […]

The New Barbarianism: A Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Original Documentary

***A film screening of the LSHTM Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre*** The New Barbarianism: A Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Original Documentary Institution: Centre for Strategic and International Studies Global Health Policy Centre Date: December 7th, 2017 Time: 515-8pm Venue: LSHTM, Keppel Street, John Snow Lecture Theater Overview: Healthcare and humanitarian workers are […]

The Spatial Ecology of War and Peace

Update: This session was recorded and is available to view  Speaker: Dr. Weisi Guo Institution: University of Warwick Date: November 23, 2017 Time: 12:45 – 1:45 Venue: LSHTM, Keppel Street, Bradford Room LG8 Abstract: For centuries, we have improved our understanding of specific conflicts, but what if there is a common phenomenon that governs violent […]

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 […]

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 […]