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‘It’s more complicated than that…’: an occasional blog post series

‘It’s more complicated than that…’ is a common academic refrain.  How many times have you watched a TV programme or read a newspaper article that touches on an area you know about and shouted (probably to no-one in particular): ‘but … Continue reading

The myth of John Snow and the long shadow of nineteenth century public health

Public health is a historically conscious discipline.  History figures centrally in many module’s introductory lectures taught as part of the MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM.  There is a dedicated History and Health Module available to students studying in … Continue reading

Horses for Courses (of vaccination) – the role of animals in the early diphtheria immunisation programme

Placing the Public focuses on the human public, and the strand of the project on vaccination is no exception to this. But it is impossible to write a history of immunisation without reference to animals. From the use of cowpox … Continue reading

Placing the Public in Public Health Reading Group – What we’re reading

Every month the Placing the Public in Public Health research team meet to discuss a piece of reading and how it relates to our project themes. We’ve found this a particularly useful way to advance our thinking around broad concepts such as … Continue reading

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Seizing the Istanbul moment: rooting for evidence at the World Humanitarian Summit

Jyotsna Puri* of 3ie provides our latest blog ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit next week, and calls for debate and discussion centred around evidence-based practice. In 2014, global humanitarian assistance totalled US$24.5 billion. The World Humanitarian Assistance Report (2015) … Continue reading

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Framing Organisational Effectiveness: The IRC’s Approach to Outcomes and Evidence

For the next in our series of blogs on evidence in humanitarian action, Rachel Ingersoll, Policy & Communications Officer at the IRC explores the IRC approach to outcomes and evidence. In the previous blog, ALNAP highlighted the difficulty of meeting the U.N. … Continue reading

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Who told you that? Inclusion, Bias and Humanitarian Evidence Synthesis

Dr Ellie Ott, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector. The Humanitarian Evidence Programme, a UK Aid-funded partnership between Oxfam and Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, … Continue reading

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The Power of Humanitarian Evidence

Our first blog has been contributed by Alice Obrecht and Paul Knox-Clarke of ALNAP. The World Humanitarian Summit agenda outlines several ambitious aims for improving the situation of those affected by crisis. To achieve these aims, there will need to … Continue reading

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