Welcome to Elrha’s home for publications! This free and easy to use tool holds every output from the work we fund through our two programmes; Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) and Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC), as well as anything produced or commissioned by Elrha.
You’ll find a variety of publications from gap analyses and peer reviewed journals, to case studies and evaluations, from across the diverse portfolio of work we fund in the humanitarian community.
228 research items
31/01/2018 HIF Report,
Author: RedR: KnowledgePoint,
Final Report: KnowledgePoint: Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Expertise
To save lives and alleviate suffering, humanitarian and development agencies need systems and tools to access the best technical expertise urgently. But, without common tools to share expertise, access to information can be fragmented both within and between agencies.
KnowledgePoint seeks to solve this problem by providing a common platform for information sharing within the humanitarian and development sector, enabling aid workers from around the world to ask and answer technical questions to enable humanitarian action.
The final report for the Diffusion stage of this project provides information on the methodology, activities, outputs, impact and dissemination of learning.
29/01/2018 HIF Report,
Author: Samuel Hall,
Final Report: Innovating Mobile Solutions for Refugees in East Africa
Mobile technology provides solutions that address challenges associated with forced migration and can improve the well-being and socioeconomic status of refugees living in protracted displacement. Access to digital services, especially through smartphones, has become a vital tool for many refugees as they journey from their home and as they begin to settle in host countries.
This study explored how refugees traveling within East Africa use technology to support migration, and to what extent current solutions meet their needs.
The final project report provides information on the methodology, activities, outputs, impact and dissemination of learning.
26/01/2018 R2HC Briefing Note,
Author: Tufts University,
R2HC Study on Bucket Chlorination and Household Disinfection Information for Potential Partners
Cholera is a severe, acute, dehydrating diarrhea that results from infection with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Water supply and sanitation infrastructure has eliminated cholera in many countries. However, in 2016, 38 countries reported cholera. There are an estimated 1.4-4 million cases of cholera a year, with 21,000-143,000 fatalities. Cholera is transmitted by contaminated water and food. Bucket chlorination is one of a suite of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions implemented to control cholera, and is intended to interrupt transmission of cholera via water. Due to contamination of surfaces in the household with the bacteria, household contacts of confirmed cholera patients are much more likely than community members to contract cholera. Household disinfection is another WASH intervention implemented to control cholera outbreaks, and is intended to prevent transmission from a cholera patient to household contacts and neighbors.
08/01/2018 R2HC Briefing Note,
Author: Health Research Union,
HRU Survey Policy Brief
Policy Brief based on a survey completed by the Health Research Union (in Georgian)
08/01/2018 R2HC Report,
Author: Health Research Union,
HRU Survey Report
There are over 300 000 IDPs currently residing on the territory of Georgia, which comprises over 15% of total population. Country had a few waves of IDPs as a result of military conflicts on the territories of Abkhazia and Samachablo (South Ossetia) starting from 1990’s with the latest large wave in 2008. Most of the IDPs live in compact settlements, such as old administrative buildings or specially constructed camps. In both cases, living conditions and social-economic status of IDPs are below Georgia’s national average. Individuals affected by the humanitarian crisis have differential healthcare needs and capacity to meet those needs compared to general population.
Therefore, starting from 2008, Georgia launched targeted health insurance coverage for a selected group of IDPs. Health insurance covered essential primary healthcare services, selected hospital care and essential drugs. Health Research Union (HRU) with support from R2HC conducted a survey to study health service utilization and expenditures among IDPs, and measure the effect of targeted intervention versus untargeted, integrated approach to health financing. The study was designed to contribute to the debate over the type of intervention that best fits the healthcare needs of populations in crisis.