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The Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre brings together researchers across the School to focus on improving the health of populations affected by humanitarian crises through quality research, teaching, consultancy, training and dissemination of objective, evidence-based information.

Welcome to the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

The Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre brings together multi-disciplinary researchers and practitioners from across the School, other academic institutions, NGOs, governments and United Nations agencies to focus on improving the health of populations affected by humanitarian crises through quality research, teaching, consultancy, training and dissemination of objective, evidence-based information.

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REPORT: Estimates of crisis-related mortality in South Sudan

LSHTM researchers and Crises Centre members released a report on September 26, 2018, analysing crisis-attributable mortality in South Sudan from 2013-2018,. The found that armed conflict caused high levels of death, especially from violence and particularly in the northeast and south. These results indicate humanitarian response must be strengthened, and that all parties should seek resolution urgently.

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Free online course on Health in Humanitarian Crises

The School’s Health in Humanitarian Crises free online course has now come to an end, with more than 15,000 learners and over 190 countries and territories represented worldwide. We extend our thanks to all of our contributors from the School and international organisations across the world, as this could not have been achieved without their valuable time, expertise, and personal insights.

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RECAP: Strengthening Research Capacity and Capability

RECAP’s vision is to strengthen research capacity and capability, to generate knowledge for improving decision-making and accountability. This will help support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics. The project focuses on the sectors of health and protection with six work streams and four capacity building ones.

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Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2)

ERAP2 is a resource to support a humane and effective response to epidemics. Our aim is to promote evidence on the social dimensions of epidemics in different contexts and to improve the way this evidence is used in response planning. We work with, and build, networks of anthropologists and other social scientists with regional or subject expertise and connect them to policy makers, scientists and humanitarian response workers involved in responding to epidemics.

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