Past Events

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 […]

Improving evidence-based decision-making and accountability in humanitarian response: Opportunities from the RECAP project

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 Time: 5.30-7pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street The session was recorded and is available to view   Summary: Bayard Roberts will provide an overview of the new ‘RECAP’ project. This project seeks to strengthen the use of research and research capacity building to help improve decision-making and accountability in humanitarian […]

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre – Student Group Meeting

Date: Monday 23rd October Time: 13.00- 14.00 Venue: Room LG81. Keppel Street Are you an MSc student with experience or interest in health in humanitarian crises? We invite you to join the LSHTM Health and Humanitarian Crises Centre Student Group! Please join us for the first meeting at lunchtime on Monday 23rd October, where you […]

Child refugees in Calais

Lunchtime event to support child refugees in Calais, Weds 18th October, 12.30pm, LG7 (Keppel St) Nearly one year ago the Calais “jungle” was demolished, yet hundreds of child refugees are still sleeping rough and are at risk of violence from police and abuse from traffickers. We are expecting a debate in Parliament on this issue on […]

Research in Humanitarian Crises: LSHTM Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre & UK Public Health Rapid Support Team joint event

Date: Friday 22 September 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street London, WC1E 7HT, UK This session was recorded and is available to view    Overview: Case studies of research and good practice from around the world   Full programme is available on the event’s Eventbrite page   […]

The future of humanitarian health: six problems and six proposals

Talk by Francesco Checchi, Professor of Epidemiology & International Health Tuesday 19 September at 5.15 pm John Snow Lecture Theatre, followed by a drinks reception in the South Courtyard Café. This session was recorded and is available to view

Ebola in Guinea: How the outbreak and response differed to neighbouring West Africa nations

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017 Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street London, WC1E 7HT, UK   Overview: The global effort to respond to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak was visibly partitioned by colonial-era ties with aid and support flowing from the United Kingdom to Sierra Leone, the United States to […]