Resource: Global health and negotiating the humanitarian space

Dive into the issues discussed at the RSM’s ‘Global Health: Negotiating the humanitarian space’ meeting, co-organised by the King’s Conflict and Health Research Group at King’s College London.

Through a combination of video lectures, interviews, and online references, you can explore:

  • Issues steaming from post-Ebola discussions around role of military organisations in healthcare delivery
  • Practical insights into the consequences and responses to the escalating violence towards healthcare workers and facilities
  • Perspectives on issues relating to forensic expertise in architecture to trace attacks on hospitals
  • Medical intelligence and technologies in public health emergencies

The resources are particularly relevant to students, scholars and practitioners involved or interested in the field of humanitarian responses in crisis settings. 

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lectures

25:59

Professor Anthony D Redmond, Professor of International Emergency Medicine, Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency Medical Teams and Emergency Capacity Building Deputy Director, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester

Date: 8th June 2017
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14:30

Mr Andre Heller Perache, ‎Head of Programmes, Médecins Sans Frontières UK - ‎Médecins Sans Frontières

Date: 8th June 2017
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24:49

Dr Stuart Gordon, Department of International Development, London School of Economics

Date: 8th June 2017
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17:40

Dr Marcia Byrom Hartwell, Research Scholar, Ronin Institute, USA

Date: 8th June 2017
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14:33

Dr Sophie Harman, Reader in International Politics, Queen Mary University London

Date: 8th June 2017
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interviews and other videos

05:57

Professor Anthony D Redmond, Professor of International Emergency Medicine, Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency Medical Teams and Emergency Capacity Building Deputy Director, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester

Date: 24th July 2017
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05:23

Dr Sophie Harman, Reader in International Politics, Queen Mary University London.

Date: 24th July 2017
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03:22

Dr Leonard S. Rubenstein, Director, Programme on Human Rights, Health and Conflict, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

Date: 24th July 2017
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Key references

All the references listed below are available in the RSM Library collection and can be accessed via the RSM’s e-resources area. [link e-resources to https://www.rsm.ac.uk/e-resources.aspx  ]

Bowsher, G., Milner, C., and Sullivan, R. (2016). Medical intelligence, security and global health: the foundations of a new health agenda. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 109(7), pp. 269-73.

 

Patel, P., Gibson-Fall, F., Sullivan, R., and Irwin, R. (2017). Documenting attacks on health workers and facilities in armed conflicts. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 95(1), pp. 79-81.

Rubenstein, L. S. (2015). Global health and security in the age of counterterrorism. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 108(2), pp. 49-52.

 

External references 

The following references are not available in the RSM Library; however they can be accessed online via external websites.

Forensic Architecture (2016). Case: Attack on MSF supported hospital in al-Hamidiah, Idlib, Syria, 15 February 2016. Online at: http://www.forensic-architecture.org/case/msf-supported-hospital

 

Forensic Architecture (2016). Case: Pro-government strikes on M2 hospital, Aleppo, Syria, June-December 2016. Online at: http://www.forensic-architecture.org/case/m2-hospital

Kamradt-Scott, A., Harman, S., Wenham, C., and Smith III, F. (2015). Saving lives: the civil-military response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Sydney: University of Sydney, School of Social and Political Sciences. Online at: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/ciss/downloads/SavingLivesPDF.pdf

The Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on humanitarian civil-military coordination for Asia and the Pacific (2017). Humanitarian civil-military coordination in emergencies: towards a predictable model. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Online at: http://www.unocha.org/legacy/asia-and-pacific/what-we-do/civil-military-coordination

The safeguarding health in conflict coalition (2017). Impunity must end: attacks on health in 23 countries in conflict in 2016. Washington, DC: The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. Online at: https://www.safeguardinghealth.org/sites/shcc/files/SHCC2017final.pdf