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Monitoring changes in children and their mothers


During the last two years, eight female testers conducted home-based research testing for 427 SAM children. The pre-test was conducted within one week after the child was admitted in the…

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‘How we continued when we had to work 24/7? Commitment, nothing but commitment!’


Immigration is a topic that is rarely out of the headlines these days. There is large discussion around how western European countries are coping with the influx of migrants from…

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Developing integrated psychosocial interventions in refugee settings


In our last post, we presented findings from a qualitative study where we explored the problems affecting Congolese women that have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nyarugusu refugee camp,…

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Training nurses and midwives in DRC


By: Joel Ambebila, DRC Programme Director at International Medical Corps Humanitarian work in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has long been challenged by the presence of numerous armed…

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Building capacity through research: piloting SH+ with South Sudanese Refugees


On the 26th and 27th of January, the Self Help Plus (SH+) team met in Uganda to discuss the results from two previous pilot studies: one uncontrolled pilot and one…

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Uncovering resilience

As part of an R2HC funded project exploring health system resilience in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)* , I had…

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Out of the shadows: Palliative care in humanitarian healthcare


On February 9th, the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group launched the first global survey on palliative care in humanitarian situations. This survey forms part of a larger R2HC-funded study led…

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The importance of piloting in the development of technology-assisted psychological interventions


In our last blog, we introduced the SH+ project with South Sudanese refugees in Rhino Camp, Northern Uganda. Here we will discuss the importance of piloting when developing a technology-assisted…

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Results of R2HC-supported Trial Suggest Effectiveness of a new WHO Psychological Intervention


Globally, populations affected by humanitarian crisis are in need of accessible, scalable and effective mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs. However, in such crisis-affected areas there is generally a…

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Integrated Approaches to Fight Undernutrition


This research study focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of introducing safe drinking water into Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs for treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Dadu,…

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