Humanitarian Evidence Week, Nov 20

Today’s promoted HEW posts feature work on focusing relief efforts around need, and for assessment and research in the face of humanitarian crises. Learn more about Evidence Aid and Humanitarian Aid Week here.

Blog: “Because rolling dice, asking for divine intervention and taking wild stabs at the problem don’t work”: The use of evidence in humanitarian response.

Written by Dell Saulnier, Karolinska Institute and Claire Allen, Evidence Aid.

Generating and using scientific evidence in humanitarian contexts is not easy. High quality research evidence requires foresight, time, money, human resources, collaboration and buy-in from numerous actors including participants, operational agencies, funders, donors, and researchers. [READ MORE]

Blog: Making the case for health research in humanitarian crises: A call for case studies

Written by Amit Mistry and Blythe Beecroft, Fogarty International Center, U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Confronted with a humanitarian crisis, whether it be the outbreak of a deadly infectious disease or the aftermath of a natural disaster, responders want to know what works, and they want to know this quickly. [READ MORE]


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