Blogs

Humanitarian Research Evidence in the UK Parliament

written by Emilie Finch. Emilie is studying for her MSc Public Health at LSHTM, and is a Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre student representative. On November 22nd a group of politicians, NGO representatives, academics and a few lucky students from LSHTM gathered in the Houses of Parliament for the launch of ‘Using Research Evidence in […]

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 […]