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.
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 ManchesterDate: 8th June 2017
Mr Andre Heller Perache, Head of Programmes, Médecins Sans Frontières UK - Médecins Sans FrontièresDate: 8th June 2017
Dr Stuart Gordon, Department of International Development, London School of EconomicsDate: 8th June 2017
Dr Marcia Byrom Hartwell, Research Scholar, Ronin Institute, USADate: 8th June 2017
Dr Sophie Harman, Reader in International Politics, Queen Mary University LondonDate: 8th June 2017
interviews and other videos
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 ManchesterDate: 24th July 2017
Dr Sophie Harman, Reader in International Politics, Queen Mary University London.Date: 24th July 2017
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
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.
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