Mental health and psychosocial support must be at the core of humanitarian NCD programmes

“The global epidemic of physical noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is occurring at a time when more people are affected by humanitarian crisis than ever before. The Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) NCD programme in Irbid (north Jordan) has served Syrian refugees and the host Jordanian population since 2014. One of the principle themes to emerge from a […]

We Are Not A Target: World Humanitarian Day, August 19

by Abdihamid Warsame, Faculty of Epidemiology and Public Health   It was about 3 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon last October when the attack occurred. I was hunched over a humanitarian health report as I had been for the past few hours, when the ground suddenly and violently shook beneath my feet. It felt like […]


Medals4MigrantHealth: Migrants at risk under NHS hostile environment with 150% charges for basic care, including £5000 charges for maternity care by Dr Sara L Nam, PhD, Registered Midwife, Technical Specialist in Reproductive and Sexual Health, Options and LSHTM Alumni. The right to health is one we expect in the UK and upon which the NHS […]