Lancet Journal and LSHTM launch new series on health in humanitarian crises
The Lancet and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have released a series of four papers that highlight gaps in the understanding of the health impacts of humanitarian crises.
The papers call for aligning humanitarian interventions with development programs, for more timely and robust health-information distribution, and for improvement in leadership and coordination to ensure that interventions are more efficient, effective, and sustainable. In addition, the papers call for action to ensure the protection of humanitarian workers. The series brings together lessons learned from "recent failures in humanitarian crises" and "to provide recommendations to improve a broken system".