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Network for health response for conflict and disaster affected populations

Objective

Conflicts and disasters affect large populations in many parts of the world, thereby compromising their development. While significant amounts of public fund are spent on relief, little attention is placed on developing policies to reduce the impact on human populations, particularly in terms of public health. Lessons from the field have yet to be transformed into effective policies for development agencies and national governments. SE Asia is a region that has been devastated by conflicts and is highly affected by natural disasters. The project will focus on the main components of public health response in this area, which represent health aspects where specific action can be developed-infectious diseases, landmines, nutrition and mental health. A network approach is adopted to bring together the many disparate groups working on this subject, thereby allowing a structure or frame within ideas can be developed and transformed into response mechanisms.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Clos Chapelle-aux-champs 30
1200 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (4)

MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
420,Rajvithi Road 42/46
1400 Bangkok
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Cambodia
Address
Kampuchea Krom 151/153
Phnom Penh
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION
Italy
Address
Via Ardeatina 546
00178 Roma
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER BERLIN
Germany
Address
Reichpietschufer 50
Berlin