IHSA

Novel and innovative approaches to advance health research in humanitarian crises.
Organiser(s): Mohamed Jelle, Andrew Seal and Abdihamid Warsame

Excerpt:
People in humanitarian emergencies are much more likely to experience severe health consequences caused by lack of access to food, water, shelter, sanitation and medical care leading to a substantial burden of excess mortality. The COVID-19 pandemic poses an additional threat in fragile and humanitarian settings as it can cause extra burden to already weak health systems, disrupt supply chains for medicine and basic supplies, and spread quickly in overcrowded spaces and shelters with insufficient hygiene and sanitation facilities. In order to best respond to the needs of such affected populations, research in humanitarian settings is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool that helps policy makers to use scarce resources effectively. Despite widespread appreciation of the importance of ..
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