Tag archive for Evidence-based

Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings

Mental health image Harper and van Ommeron blog copyright WHO-M. Kokic

Photo: Copyright WHO – M. Kokic.
Authors: Melissa Harper Shehadeh and Mark van Ommeren
Communities affected by adversity, including those facing challenges caused by major humanitarian emergencies, need effective psychological interventions but there is a lack of practical and available tools to help large numbers of people. The World Health …

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From evidence based policy to the good governance of evidence

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Justin Parkhurst, Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
As Paul Cairney’s blog noted, many of those promoting evidence-based policymaking (EBPM) fail to engage with the political nature of the arena in which evidence is being used.  Policymaking is fundamentally political in that it requires …

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The Science of Disaster Health

"AYUTTHAYA THAILAND - OCT 14 : flood victims around a container truck of volunteer to get some food and drinking water on October 14,2011 in Ayutthaya Thailand; Shutterstock ID 89334790"

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Marvin L. Birnbaum, MD, PhD
20 April, 2016
Disaster health is a relatively new discipline. Knowledge of the current status of its evidence base is required to develop a roadmap for the direction and structure of future studies that will contribute to developing …

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A Proposed Framework for Improving the Quality of Humanitarian Response


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15 February, 2016 – Tom Kirsch and Paul Perrin
With the swelling number of displaced people and limited global funding, it is increasingly important to support the most efficient and highest quality humanitarian response programs. Measuring the quality and efficiency of a …

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