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

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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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New year, new you? What the WHS can learn from failed new year’s resolutions

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By Alice Obrecht, Research Fellow, ALNAP
[Much of the thinking behind this blog was sparked by the fantastic discussions at the 4th Annual Evidence Aid Conference]
It’s January, a time for new year’s resolutions and self-improvement regimens. Yet many of these resolutions are abandoned by February. For …

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We could be heroes – reflective blog from Mike Clarke

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Mike Clarke, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences – Professor/Director of Methodology Hub, Queen’s University, Belfast.
The end of a year is a time to look back.
It’s a time to remember those who have passed and suffered. Alongside famous individuals, such as David Bowie, who …

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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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Zika resources

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30 September 2016; Last updated 21 February 2017
A new page in the history of Public Health in the 21st century was turned when the word realized, during one of the new outbreaks of ZIKA virus, that infection in a pregnant women …

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Evidence Aid Annual Report 2014 & 2015

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Download the latest Evidence Aid Annual Report 2014 & 2015
Evidence Aid has been championing the evidence-based approach in humanitarian action since 2004 when it was established by members of Cochrane (www.cochrane.org). While moving from 2014 to 2015, Evidence Aid experienced some huge positive changes. This …

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