NIH/Fogarty Call for Case Examples of Health Research in Humanitarian Crises - Please Distribute!

29 November, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases HERE. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low-, middle-, and high-income country settings.

Please consider submitting a proposal and share the brief message below through your networks, distribution lists, and contacts, as you think appropriate, and let me know if there are other groups that you recommend we distribute the call through. You may also wish to share on Facebook and Twitter. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Thank you very much!

Best,

Amit

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U.S. National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center

Call for Case Examples of Humanitarian Health Research

Humanitarian crises, such as armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, affect hundreds of millions of lives around the world and take a staggering toll on human health, especially in low-resource settings. To better meet the health needs of people affected by humanitarian crises, organizations responding to these crises need to act on reliable evidence. Conducting the research needed to generate this evidence base is particularly challenging, although examples of high-quality, ethical, and actionable research in humanitarian settings do exist.

The Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health is eager to collect case examples of research experiences and share them with both the research and humanitarian communities. As such, we are excited to launch this call for case examples (http://bit.ly/HumanitarianHealthCases), specifically of health research that was conducted in the context of a humanitarian crisis. We anticipate that this collection of case examples will help: (1) research and humanitarian communities identify important, high-priority scientific questions that can be best addressed through health research in humanitarian settings; (2) describe the challenges faced by researchers in these settings; and (3) share strategies for overcoming these challenges. The call is open to researchers from all countries and more details are in the call for case examples. Submissions are due by January 21, 2019. Please share this notice widely (or share on Facebook and Twitter) and submit any questions to CGHSHumanitarianCrises@nih.gov.

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Amit Mistry, PhD [Contractor] | Senior Scientist

Division of International Science Policy, Planning, and Evaluation | Center for Global Health Studies

Fogarty International Center| National Institutes of Health

16A Center Drive | Bethesda, MD 20892

Email: amit.mistry@nih.gov | Phone: 301-827-5308

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HIFA profile: Amit Mistry is Senior Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, NIH, in the USA. Professional interests: Global health, health in humanitarian crises and public health emergencies, scaling global health technologies, planetary health. amit.mistry AT nih.gov