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ACF International Conference on Child’s Health and Development: Improving children’s lives, Maximizing their abilities.


The conference addresses the importance of the first 1000 days of life that are known to be the foundation for multiple aspects of the child’s development such as emotional, cognitive…

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Listening to Those Who Lived Through Ebola Trials First-hand


As part of a qualitative study, since December 2016 we have been gathering accounts of research conducted during the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Our focus is on stakeholders in Guinea,…

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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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