Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsKARL BLANCHET: We have now reached the end of our course Health in Humanitarian Crises. I really hope you have enjoyed its content and the diversity of its resources and experts you had access to. Over the last three weeks, we have heard from a wide range of professionals discussing the best ways to respond to humanitarian crises, what trends are likely to emerge in the future, and how we as humanitarian actors can be better prepared to meet these changing needs. You also looked at the challenges of implementing humanitarian interventions in different crises context through various case studies to understand why interventions had an effect and where they had not.

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 secondsTogether, we have reflected on the importance of prioritising health interventions in humanitarian crises and have seen how programmatic evaluations and research can be conducted in these settings. We have also explored how humanitarianism is expected to change the future by looking at health and technology innovations. I'd like to thank you all for joining our course and for participating so eagerly in discussions with both our team and our peers. In addition, I would like to thank you, all the people who contributed to this course and helped to make it a success. Over the last decade, our generation has witnessed an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises worldwide.

Skip to 1 minute and 40 secondsOur hope is that we can learn from such difficult and tragic events and use these lessons to implement people-centered and culturally sensitive health interventions, leading to a future where no one is left behind.

Ending remarks for the course and our live Q&A

We hope you have enjoyed the course as much as we did!

In this final week we learned about the ways in which the humanitarian sector will have to adapt to shifting needs of populations in the future, and the role different actors may play in these changes. We also heard about some of the new and exciting innovations to help us with this.

Ask the educators: live Q&A discussion

Remember that on Thursday this week (23rd February, 1pm UK time) we are hosting a live Q&A discussion featuring members of the team to end our course. You can check the local time in your location here. Questions should be submitted before Tuesday (21st February) if you would like them to be considered, and should be added to our Q&A questions form. A recording will be made available after the session for those who are unable to attend, with the link added to this Step’s See Also section below.


We would like to thank you for taking the time to learn with us and participating in our course. Your knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and wealth of experience has made for some very thought-provoking and dynamic conversations. We hope that that you are able to take what you have learned out into the world, regardless of your personal or professional context.

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Health in Humanitarian Crises

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine