Older Publications


Nam, S. Blanchet, K. 2014. We mustn’t forget other essential health services during the Ebola crisis. BMJ; 349:g6837

Siriwardhana C, Sheik Ali S, Roberts B, Stewart R. A systematic review of resilience and mental health outcomes of conflict-driven adult forced migrantsConflict and Health. August 2014, 8:13.

Karl Blanchet, Jennifer Palmer, Raju Palanchowke, Dorothy Boggs, Ali Jama, Susan Girois, 2014, Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: analysing the contextual and social network factors influencing the use of sustainability indicators in a health system – a comparative study in Nepal and Somaliland, Health Research Policy and Systems 

Mendelsohn JB, Spiegel P, Schilperoord M, Cornier N, Ross DA. Antiretroviral Therapy for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: A Call for Equity. PLOS Medicine. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001643

Roberts B, Murphy A, Chikovani I, Makhashvili N, Patel V, et al. (2014) Individual and Community Level Risk-Factors for Alcohol Use Disorder among Conflict-Affected Persons in Georgia. PLoS ONE 9(5): e98299

Palmer JJ, Surur EI, Checchi F, Ahmad F, Ackom FK, Whitty CJ (2014). A mixed methods study of a health worker training intervention to increase syndromic referral for gambiense human african trypanosomiasis in South Sudan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 8(3):e2742.

Palmer JJ, Kelly AH, Surur EI, Checchi F, Jones C (2014). Changing landscapes, changing practice: Negotiating access to sleeping sickness services in a post-conflict society. Social Science & Medicine. [Epub ahead of print]

Wallace, K. and B. Roberts (2014). “An Exploration of the Alcohol Policy Environment in Post-Conflict Countries.” Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2014; 49(3):356-62.



Blanchet K., et al. An evidence review of research on health interventions in humanitarian crises. London, November 2013.

Blanchet K. 2013. From Fragility to Resilience. Health Policy and Planning Blog

Blanchet, K. ; Girois, S. ; Urseau, I. ; Smerdon, C. ; Drouet, Y. ; Jama, A. 2013. Physical rehabilitation in post-conflict settings: analysis of public policy and stakeholder networks. Disabil Rehabil.


Roberts, B.,Chikovani, I.Makhashvili, N.Patel, V.McKee, M., Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence among Conflict-Affected Men in the Republic of Georgia. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 2013. 10(6): p. 2185-97.

Checchi F., Robinson W.C., Mortality among populations of southern and central Somalia affected by severe food insecurityand famine during 2010-2012. LSHTM/Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health. May 2013.

Palmer, J.J. ; Surur, E.I. ; Goch, G.W. ; Mayen, M.A. ; Lindner, A.K. ; Pittet, A. ; Kasparian, S. ; Checchi, F. ; Whitty, C.J. (2013) Syndromic algorithms for detection of gambiense human african trypanosomiasis in South Sudan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2013; 7(1):e2003.

Petit D, Sondorp E, Mayhew S, Roura M, Roberts B. Implementing a basic package of health services in post-conflict Liberia: perceptions of key stakeholdersSocial Science and Medicine. 2013; 78: 42-49



Checchi F, Grundy C (2012) Satellite imagery for rapid estimation of displaced populations: a validation and feasibility study. Final report.LSHTM_sat_imagery_pop_estimation_REPORT_FINAL

Kimbrough W, Saliba V, Dahab M, Haskew C, Checchi F (2012) The burden of tuberculosis in crisis-affected populations: a systematic review. Lancet Inf Dis 12 (12): 950-965. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2812%2970225-6/abstract?rss=yes

Caleo GM, Penda Sy A, Balandine S, Polonsky J, Palma PP, Grais RF, Checchi F (2012) Sentinel site community surveillance of mortality and nutritional status in south western Central African Republic, 2010. Popul Health Metr 10:18. http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/10/1/18

Blanchet K., Tataryn Myroslava, 2012, The rehabilitation response in Haiti: a systems evaluation approach, Humanitarian Exchangehttp://www.odihpn.org/humanitarian-exchange-magazine/issue-54/the-rehabilitation-response-in-haiti-a-systems-evaluation-approach

Pitt C, Roberts B, Checchi F (2012) Treating childhood pneumonia in hard-to-reach areas: A model-based comparison of mobile clinics and community-based care. BMC Health Serv Res 12: 9. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/9/abstract

Roberts B, Patel P, McKee M. Noncommunicable Diseases and Post-Conflict Countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 2012 Jan; 90(1): 2-3. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/90/1/11-098863/en/index.html



Roberts B, Morgan O, Sultani M, Nyasulu P, Rwebangila S, Chandramohan D, Sondorp EChecchi F. Economic feasibility of a new method to estimate mortality In crisis-affected and resource poor settings. PloS One. 6(9): e25175.http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025175

Thomas FC, Roberts B, Luitel N, Upadhaya N, Tol WA. Resilience of refugees displaced in the developing world: a qualitative analysis of strengths and struggles of urban refugees in Nepal. Conflict and Health. 2011, 5:20.http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/5/1/20/abstract

Zimmerman C, Kiss L, Hossain M. Migration and health: a framework for 21st century policy-making. PLoS Med. 2011 May;8(5):e1001034. Epub 2011 May 24. http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001034

Blanchet, K.; Martin, B. Many ways to intervene: French and British Approaches to Humanitarian Action Hurst Publishing (London) 2011

MacLean, T  (2011). Humanitarian Intervention (Use of force) vs. Humanitarian Action. In Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief, Eds. Penuel, K. B. & Statler, M. Sage Publications, California, U.S.

MacLean, T (2011). Care of Refugees. In Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief, Eds. Penuel, K.B. & Statler, M. Sage Publications, California, U.S.

Sondorp E, Bornemisza O. Health in peace-building: The need to develop guidelines for health professionals. Health Diplomacy Monitor, 2011; Vol 2: issue 2, 2-4. http://ctpl.ca/sites/default/files/Health_Diplomacy_Monitor_Volume_2_Issue_2.pdf

Howard N, Durrani N, Sanda S, Beshir K, Hallett R, Rowland M: Clinical trial of extended‑dose chloroquine for treatment of resistant falciparum malaria among Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Malaria Journal 2011, 10:171. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3132200/?tool=pubmed

Woodward A, Howard N, Souare Y, Kollie S, von Roenne A, Borchert M: Reproductive health services for refugees by refugees in Guinea IV: Peer education and HIV knowledge, attitudes, and reported practices.  Conflict & Health, 2011, 5:10.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3152884/

Patel P, Roberts B, Conteh L, Guy S, Lee-Jones L. A review of methods for tracking official development assistance for health in conflict-affected countries. Health Policy. May 2011 (100): 116–124. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851010002319

Roberts B, Ocaka KF, Browne J, Oyok T, Sondorp E. Alcohol disorder amongst forcibly displaced persons in northern Uganda. Addictive Behaviors. 2011; 36(8):870-3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460311000906

Landegger J, Hau M, Kaducu F, Sondorp E, Mayhew S, Roberts B. The influence of the humanitarian Cluster Approach on sexual and reproductive health services in northern Uganda. International Health. June 2011; 3 (2):108:114.http://www.internationalhealthjournal.com/article/S1876-3413(11)00022-2/abstract

Checchi F, Nyasulu P, Chandramohan D, Roberts B (2011). Rates and causes of death in Chiradzulu district, Malawi, 2008: a key informant study. Trop Med Int Health 16:375-378.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21129133

Isanaka S, Grais RF, Briend A, Checchi F (2011). Estimates of the duration of untreated acute malnutrition in Niger. Am J Epidemiol 173:932-40.http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/173/8/932.long

Checchi F, Chappuis F, Balasegaram M, Priotto G, Chandramohan D (2011). Accuracy of algorithms to detect and stage gambiense African sleeping sickness. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1233. http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0001233

Bonnet M, Pardini M, Meacci F, Orrù G, Yesilkaya H, Jarosz T, Andrew P, Barer M, Checchi F , Rinder H, Orefici G, Rüsch-Gerdes S, Fattorini L, Oggioni MR, Melzer J, Niemann S, Varaine F (2011). Treatment of tuberculosis in a region with high drug resistance: outcomes, drug resistance amplification and re-infection. PLoS One 6(8): e23081. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0023081

Howard N, Woodward A, Souare Y, Kollie S, Blankhart D, Von Roenne A, Borchert M. Reproductive health for refugees by refugees in Guinea III: maternal health. Conflict & Health, 2011, 5:5. http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/5/1/5

Menon, KCS, Skeaff SA, Thomson CD, Gray AR, Ferguson EL, Zodpey S, Saraf A, Das PK, Pandav CS.  Concurrent micronutrient deficiencies are prevalent in non-pregnant rural and tribal women from central India. Nutrition, 27:496-502 (2011).http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20558038



Watts, C.H.; Foss, A.M.; Hossain, M.; Zimmerman, C.; von Simson, R.; Klot, J.; Sexual violence and conflict in Africa: prevalence and potential impact on HIV incidence. Sex Transm Infect, 2010; 86 Suppl 3:iii93-99. http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2010/10/23/sti.2010.044610.full

MacLean, T. Identifying Barriers to Treating Rape in Eastern DR Congo: Increasing support to local NGOs as a means to improve post-rape care. Oral presentation. XVIII International AIDS Conference, 18-23 August 2010, Vienna, Austria.  Presentation audio & visual link:http://pag.aids2010.org/flash/?pid=112417

Gibson, RS, Bailey KB, Gibbs M, Ferguson EL. A review of phytate, iron, zinc and calcium concentrations in plant-based complementary foods used in low-income countries and implications for bioavailability.  Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 31:S134-S146 (2010).http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nsinf/fnb/2010/00000031/A00202s2/art00006

Roberts B, Morgan OW, Sultani MG, Nyasulu P, Rwebangila S, Myatt M, Sondorp E, Chandramohan D, Checchi F (2010). A new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected and resource-poor settings: validation study. Int J Epidemiol 39:1584-1596.http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/6/1584.long

Bornemisza O, Ranson K, Poletti T, Sondorp E. Promoting health equity in conflict-affected fragile states. Social Science & Medicine 2010, Volume 70, Issue 1, Pages 80-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953609006236

Percival  V, Sondorp E. A case study of health sector reform in Kosovo. Conflict and Health 2010, 4:7.http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/4/1/7

Benner MT, Townsend J, Kaloi W, Htwe K, Naranichakul N, Hunnangkul S, Carrara VI, Sondorp E. Reproductive health and quality of life of young Burmese refugees in Thailand. Conflict and Health 2010, 4:5. http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/4/1/5

Cometto G, Fritsche G, Sondorp E. Health sector recovery in early post-conflict environments: experience from southern Sudan. Disasters, 2010, 34(4): 885−909. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01174.x/abstract

Howard N, Shafi A, Jones C, Rowland M: Malaria control under the Taliban regime: insecticide-treated net purchasing, coverage, and usage among men and women in eastern Afghanistan. Malaria Journal 2010, 9:7. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/9/1/7

Blanchet, K. Access to services for persons with disabilities in challenging environments, 2010, Handicap International; http://www.handicap-international.fr/fileadmin/documents/publications/AccessToServicesAmman.pdf

John-Kall J, Roberts B. Exploring the involvement of men in gender-based violence prevention programmes in settings affected by armed conflict.Diversity in Health and Care. 2010. 7(3): 169-76. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rmp/dhc/2010/00000007/00000003/art00004

Roberts B, Damundu E, Lomoro O, Sondorp E. The influence of demographic characteristics, living conditions, and trauma exposure on the overall health of a conflict-affected population in Southern Sudan. BMC Public Health. 2010, 10(1):518. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/10/518/abstract

Weaver H, Roberts B. Drinking and displacement: A systematic review of the influence of forced displacement on harmful alcohol use. Substance Use and Misuse. 2010, 45(13):2340-55. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20469970

Checchi F (2010). Estimating the number of civilian deaths from armed conflicts. Lancet 375:255-257.http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2962128-0/fulltext

Spiegel PB, Checchi F, Colombo S, Paik E (2010). Public health and violent conflict: future trends and changing frameworks. Lancet 375:341-345. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961873-0/fulltext

Bellos A, Mulholland K, O’Brien KL, Qazi SA, Gayer M, Checchi F (2010). The burden of acute respiratory infections in crisis-affected populations: a systematic review. Conflict and Health 4:3. http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/4/1/3

Banek K, Kilian A, and Allan R. Evaluation of Interceptor long-lasting insecticidal nets in eight communities in Liberia. Malaria Journal, 2010. 9: p. 84. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/9/1/84

Roberts B, Browne, J. A systematic review of factors influencing the psychological health of conflict-affected populations in low- and middle-income countries. Global Public Health. 2010 Sep 21:1-16. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859816

Torheim LE, Ferguson EL, Penrose K, ArimondM, Women in resource-poor settings are at risk of inadequate intakes of multiple micronutrients.Journal of Nutrition, 140:2051S-8S (2010). http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/11/2051S.abstract



Foss, A.; von Simson, R.; Zimmerman, C.; Hossain, M.; Watts, C. HIV/AIDS and rape: modelling predictions of the increase in individual risk of HIV infection from forced sex in conflict and post-conflict settings. The AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative (ASCI). 2009.http://asci.researchhub.ssrc.org/working-papers/ASCI%20Research%20Paper%2026-Cathy%20and%20Charlotte%20%281%29.pdf.pdf

Von Roenne A , Von Roenne F , Kollie S, Swaray Y, Sondorp E, Borchert M. Reproductive health services for refugees by refugees: an example from Guinea. Disasters 2009 Vol 34 Issue 1; 16 – 29. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2009.01112.x/abstract

Steiner B, Benner MT, Sondorp E, Schmitz P, Mesmer U, Rosenberger S. Sexual violence in the protracted conflict of DRC programming for rape survivors in South Kivu. Conflict and Health 2009: 3:3. http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/3/1/3

Roberts B, Kaducu F, Browne J, Oyok T, Sondorp E. Factors associated with the health status of internally displaced persons in northern Uganda. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. March 2009. 63(3). http://jech.bmj.com/content/63/3/227.abstract

Roberts B, Damundu E, Lomoro O, Sondorp E. Post-conflict mental health needs: a cross-sectional survey of trauma, depression and associated factors in Juba, Southern Sudan. BMC Psychiatry. March 2009. 9:7. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/9/7/abstract

Balasegaram M, Young H, Chappuis F, Priotto G, Raguenaud ME, Checchi F (2009). Effectiveness of melarsoprol and eflornithine as first-line regimens for Gambiense sleeping sickness in nine Médecins Sans Frontières programmes. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:280-290.http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/bitstream/10144/41787/1/Balasegaram%20Transactions%20Oct%202008%20HAT%20article.pdf

Pardini M, Niemann S, Varaine F, Iona E, Meacci F, Orrù G, Yesilkaya H, Jarosz T, Andrew P, Barer M, Checchi F, Rinder H, Orefici G, Ruesch-Gerdes S, Fattorini L, Oggioni MR, Bonnet M (2009). Characteristics of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Abkhazia (Georgia), a high-prevalence area in Eastern Europe. Tuberculosis (Edinburg) 89:317-24. http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/bitstream/10144/132810/1/090618_Pardini_DR-TB-Abkhazia_Tuberculosis-2009-89-317.pdf

Checchi F (2009). Iraq study response lacks objectivity. Science 324:590. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/324/5927/590.2

Richards A, Banek K, Mullany L, Lee C, Smith L, Oo E, Lee T. Cross-border malaria control for internally displaced persons: observational results from a pilot program in eastern Burma/Myanmar. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2009. 14(5): p. 512-521.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02258.x/abstract

Patel P, Roberts B, Guy S, Lee-Jones L, Conteh L. Tracking Official Development Assistance for Reproductive Health in Conflict-Affected Countries. PLoS Medicine. June 2009. 6(6). http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000090

Santika O, Fahmida U, Ferguson EL. Food-based complementary feeding recommendations were developed for 9-11 month old peri-urban Indonesian infants using linear programming. Journal of Nutrition 139:135-41 (2009). http://jn.nutrition.org/content/139/1/135.short?cited-by=yes&legid=nutrition;139/1/135

Ashworth A, Ferguson EL. Dietary counselling in the management of moderate malnourishment in children.  Food and Nutrition Bulletin 30:S405-S463 (2009). http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/moderate_malnutrition/FNBv30n3_suppl_paper3.pdf

Szymlek-Gay EA, Ferguson EL, Health A-LM, Gray AR, Gibson RS. Food-based strategies improve iron status in toddlers: a randomised controlled trial.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 90: 1541-51 (2009). http://www.ajcn.org/content/early/2009/10/14/ajcn.2009.27588



Strong L, Wali A, & Sondorp E.  Health Policy in Afghanistan. Health Policy in Afghanistan – two years of rapid change. London: LSHTM

Backman G, Hunt P, Khosla R et al.  Health systems and the right to health: an assessment of 194 countries. The Lancet. 2008 Dec 13;372:2047-2083. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0140-6736(08)61781-X

Howard N, Kollie S, Souare Y, von Roenne A, Blankhart D, Newey C, Chen MI, Borchert M: Reproductive health services for refugees by refugees in Guinea I: family planning. Conflict & Health 2008, 2:12. http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/2/1/12

Chen MI, von Roenne A, Souare Y, von Roenne F, Ekirapa A, Howard N, Borchert M: Reproductive health for refugees by refugees in Guinea II: sexually transmitted infections. Conflict & Health 2008, 2:14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582230/

Henttonen M, Watts C, Roberts B, Kaducu F, Borchert M.  Health services available for survivors of gender-based violence for internally displaced persons in Northern Uganda: a qualitative study. Reproductive Health Matters. May 2008, 16(31).http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968808008313536

Roberts B, Guy S, Sondorp E, Lee-Jones L. A Basic Package of Health Services for post-conflict countries: implications for sexual and reproductive health services. Reproductive Health Matters. May 2008, 16(31).http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968808008313470

Roberts BOcaka KF, Browne J, Oyok T, Sondorp E. Factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression amongst internally displaced persons in northern Uganda. BMC Psychiatry. May 2008, 8(1):38. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/8/38

Roberts B, Browne J, Kaducu F, Oyok T, Sondorp E. The reliability and validity of the SF-8 with a conflict-affected population in northern Uganda. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. December 2008, 6:108. http://www.hqlo.com/content/6/1/108

Guthmann JP, Checchi F, van den Broek I, Balkan S, van Herp M, Comte E, Bernal O, Kindermans JM, Venis S, Legros D, Guerin PJ (2008). Assessing antimalarial efficacy in a time of change to artemisinin-based combination therapies: the role of Médecins Sans Frontières. PLoS Medicine 5:e169. http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050169

Checchi F, Roberts L (2008). Documenting Mortality in Crises: What Keeps Us from Doing Better. PLoS Medicine 5:e146.http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0050146

Mills EJ, Checchi F, Orbinski JJ, Schull MJ, Burkle Jr FM, Beyrer C, Cooper C, Hardy C, Singh S, Garfield R, Woodruff BA, Guyatt GH (2008). Users’ guides to the medical literature: how to use an article about mortality in a humanitarian emergency. Confl Health 2:9.http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/2/1/9

Staedke S, Jagannathan P, Yeka A, Bukirwa H, Banek K, et al.. Monitoring antimalarial safety and tolerability in clinical trials: a case study from Uganda. Malaria Journal, 2008. 7(107). http://www.malariajournal.com/content/7/1/107

Ferguson EL, Briend, A, Darmon N. Can optimal combinations of local foods achieve the nutrient density of the F100 catch-up diet for severe malnutrition? Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 46:447-52 (2008).http://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Fulltext/2008/04000/Deep_Sedation_With_Inhaled_Sevoflurane_for.16.aspx

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