The Centre for Health and Social Change

ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has a well established international reputation for providing high quality evidence on the impacts of social change on health in the UK, Europe and globally through research, policy engagement and teaching. ECOHOST works across LSHTM and closely with other LSHTM Centres such as the Centre for Global NCDs and Centre for Global Mental Health.

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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

ECOHOST is also a WHO Collaborating Centre and hosts the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Our work supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.

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Launch of the Lancet Series on Health in Humanitarian Crises

Friday 9 June 2017, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

There are critical gaps in knowledge and practice in health sector responses in humanitarian crises. This event will launch a new Lancet series on Health in Humanitarian Crises. The Series aims to highlight gaps in understanding of the health impacts of humanitarian crises and the effectiveness of subsequent humanitarian actions, and to recommend appropriate responses for research and practice.

The Series is guest edited by Francesco Checchi (LSHTM) and Bayard Roberts (ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change at LSHTM). The Series launch event will feature presentations from the Series’ authors on their papers, followed by a panel discussion led by Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet.

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ECOHOST research has been funded from the Wellcome Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission and Helmsley Trust.

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Featured research project

STRENGTHS - mental health care for Syrian refugees

ECOHOST is a partner in a new five-year European Commission funded research project called STRENGTHS led by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam which seeks to strengthen mental health care for Syrian refugees in Europe and in countries neighbouring Syria. Bayard Roberts is leading a work package examining the responsiveness of health systems to the scaling-up of evidence-based low-intensity psychological interventions (PM+) across the study countries.

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Martin McKee awarded the Andrew Duncan Medal

Martin McKee has been awarded the Dr Andrew Duncan lectureship and medal by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. His keynote lecture was on recent changes to Europe’s political landscape, including Brexit, and their implications for health. Dr Andrew Duncan was a co founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a former President of the then Edinburgh College of Physicians. He also founded the city's first asylum and a garden with medicinal plants.

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Job vacancies

Please check the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's recruitment website for job opportunities.

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