New: Free online course- Measuring recovery after injury in humanitarian settings

7 June, 2024

Dear HIFA community,

I am writing from the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises programme at Elrha to share a piece of work we are pleased to have supported, that I thought might be of interest to some in this network. Please share with any colleagues who may be interested especially those working in emergency medical care in crisis-affected settings. In the spirit of health information for all, the resources are free to use, you just need to sign up for an account.

Evidence shows that patients receiving early and active physical and functional rehabilitation services are more likely to resume independence.

However, trauma care in humanitarian settings is often focused on saving life and limbs, with little attention paid to recovery of patients’ independence in daily life after injury.

The AIM-T (Activity Independence Measure-Trauma (AIM-T) is a new, evidence-based clinical tool to support the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered traumatic injury. AIM-T supports health care professionals to measure patients’ independence in daily life activities. The AIM-T has been developed and validated in humanitarian settings by leading humanitarian organisations supported by academic institute.

A new online training is now available to support its implementation and quality data collection, as expressed by one learner: "This e-learning course provided me with more confidence for understanding and using the AIM-T in our practice. The scenario module was particularly useful”.

Visit the course now on Disaster Ready: AIM-T e-learning [ ]

To receive details on the forthcoming course in French or Arabic, register your interest by filling this form. You can also use this form to ask general questions about the AIM-T.

Learn more about the research project: Recovery of functioning after injury in humanitarian settings | HI [ ]

Best wishes,


Cordelia Lonsdale (she/her)

Senior Research Impact Advisor, Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme


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HIFA profile: Cordelia Lonsdale is a Research Impact Manager with Elrha in the UK and has a professional interest in research impact, policy influencing, stakeholder engagement, humanitarian crises, humanitarian health research, and in the humanitarian/development nexus. Email address: