Professor Fadi El-Jardali from the Health Management and Policy Department (HMPD) of the American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate Public Health Program has been awarded a research study on the response of National Health Systems to Refugees crisis by DFID/ESRC/MRC/Wellcome Trust Health Systems Research Initiative.
Launched with the presence of all partners and collaborators at AUB, the 3-day meeting (April 29, 30 and May 1st) was a kick-start to launch the multi-country study and develop the methodologies and modalities for data collection.
This interdisciplinary research convenes researchers from different disciplines and backgrounds including health policy and systems researchers, political scientists, sociologists, economists, anthropologists and researchers working on refugees and humanitarian crises.
This multi-country study aims to provide critical evidence to inform public policies and decision-making at the national, regional and global levels concerning the integration of refugees into national health systems, and ultimately enhance equity and strengthen sustainable health services for refugees and host communities. The project is timely in the light of the move towards “humanitarian-development nexus” and the changes in patterns of mobility and emergency duration. Friday Letter Submission