The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) is one of Elrha’s programmes. There are several groups involved in the effective delivery of the R2HC Programme: the Elrha Board of Trustees, the Team, the R2HC Advisory Group, and the R2HC Funding Committee.

The Elrha Board of Trustees

The Elrha Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the organisation; it approves Elrha’s strategic direction, including its programmes, and ensures Elrha is focused on delivering against its strategy, vision and mission and is responsible for ensuring Elrha is legally compliant.

The R2HC Team

The R2HC team are responsible for the management of the Fund.

The R2HC Advisory Group

The R2HC Advisory Group advises the Elrha Board of Trustees on the strategic direction of the programme, and provides guidance to the R2HC on programmatic priorities, setting the direction and framework for grant-making. The Chair of the Advisory Group reports to the Elrha Board of Trustees. Observers from each of R2HC’s strategic partners also attend Advisory Group meetings.

The R2HC Funding Committee

The assessment of research proposals is conducted by an independent Funding Committee. The Funding Committee comprises experts in humanitarian health, acting in an independent personal capacity, drawn from academic institutions, NGOs and governmental organisations. The Chair of the Funding Committee reports to the R2HC Advisory Group Chair.

The Funding Committee has the authority to make funding decisions up to the amounts agreed in the budget. Its decision-making must follow the agreed process, which varies depending on the size of the grant, but in all cases is independent, transparent and pre-agreed.


Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110).

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