New Research Studies for R2HC

Published on 05/12/2017

In 2017 the R2HC programme funded seven new research studies through our annual Call 4. The studies focus on a variety of public health themes in multiple humanitarian crises. These include post-abortion care services, cholera responses, and psychosocial interventions.

Many of the studies met the encouraged focus for the Call, which was to address public health needs in urban humanitarian contexts and/or to improve the efficiency and quality of service delivery (including health system strengthening and cost analysis/cost effectiveness studies). Examples include the Johns Hopkins University study on the ability of health systems in three major cities to respond to emergencies, and a separate Johns Hopkins University study investigating the effectiveness of cash transfers on treatment of hypertension and diabetes. Each research study involves partnerships between academic institutions and practitioners, as well as other stakeholders at both national and international level.

Further information on each of the seven studies is available through these links:

Columbia University: Overcoming challenges to accessing quality post‐abortion care in humanitarian crises.
Johns Hopkins University: Multi-purpose and conditional cash-based transfers (CBTs) and public health among Syrian refugees.
Johns Hopkins University: Measuring Urban Capacity for Humanitarian Crisis: Piloting an Urban Health Response System Assessment Tool (UHRSAT).
World Health Organisation: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of guided e-mental health care for Syrian refugees in urban Lebanon.
Tufts: Establishing evidence for common-but-underresearched WASH cholera interventions
University of New South Wales: Evaluation of scalable interventions to improve mental health of Syrian refugee youth
Queen Mary University: Evaluation of phone delivered psychotherapy for refugee children

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