The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a direct and indirect threat to health, and social and economic well-being worldwide. Early projections, largely driven by mathematical modelling, anticipated dramatically increased needs across multiple contexts.
Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) programme funded some of the first rigorous research on COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts. A critical dimension of the research studies was rapid knowledge translation and engagement with health actors to ensure that policymaking and response is informed by empirical, locally contextualised knowledge.
Learning is emerging from this work, not only on critical health issues but also on the reality of the impact of COVID-19 among crisis-affected and displaced people, as compared with early predictions. We also now have a better understanding of how risks of infection and the implementation of public health measures are being managed by health actors, and the impact of these responses on communities.
In this 90-minute webinar, we bring together R2HC research teams who have conducted research in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Uganda, along with humanitarian practitioners and experts to capture insights from the research studies and operational experiences. We will explore questions related to:
This event will encourage audience participation.
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Chair: James Smith, Humanitarian Health Research Advisor, Elrha
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