Tackling the Burden of Acute Malnutrition
For uncomplicated cases of acute malnutrition treatment for children between ages 6-59 months, different treatment protocols are in place for those categorized as severely malnourished and as moderately malnourished. In…
From the Front Lines: A Surgeon on Increasing Access to Emergency C-Sections When No Anesthetist is Available
Turkana County in Kenya faces unique barriers in access to care, particularly flooding, poor roads, and the rural environment. “Often people are five to six hours from the hospital, sometimes…
Tackling extreme heat – changing behaviours, changing policy
Blog by Simon Pickard, R2HC Portfolio Manager: When a recent period of high temperatures hit Canada, it made the global headlines. Tragically up to 70 people are reported to have…
IRC Research Officer on Project Rewards and Challenges in Lebanon
For the past year, I have been working with IRC on a research project to evaluate the impact of programming for early marriage in refugee communities in the Bekaa region…
Our project, “Heat Emergency Awareness and Treatment (HEAT)”, is focused on developing training and educational materials that will be implemented in hospitals and communities to increase awareness about heat-related illness…
The challenges of developing a career as an anthropologist and qualitative health researcher in post-Ebola Guinea
The Guinean post-Ebola research landscape Following Guinean independence, Guinea’s leaders favoured the development of technical and professional schools meant to train specialists and professionals to take over the roles formerly…
Closing the ‘anesthesia gap’ in the face of unexpected challenges
As our in-country partner, Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) is the central training hub for ESM-Ketamine providers, we sat down with Mr. Javan Imbamba, a Clinical Officer at SCH, and Mr….
HUES among IDP population completed: lessons learned
We employed household survey for the assessment of self-reported health expenditures, health status and utilization of health-related services among internally displace persons (IDP) in Georgia. This is a common survey…
SH+ trial completed: what are the next steps?
The Self Help Plus (SH+) Uganda team is pleased to announce that primary data collection for the full-scale clinical trial of SH+ wrapped up with the close of 2017! We…
Why invest in more research for cash programming?
In a world that is facing humanitarian need on an unprecedented scale with inadequate resources and funding, it is crucial that we provide aid in the most effective way possible….