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Regional Consultation on Humanitarian Learning
Date: May 8-9, 2018

The aim of the consultation meeting is to strengthen the regional humanitarian learning efforts and identify the learning needs of humanitarian practitioners. The consultation will host a mosaic of humanitarian practitioners from different countries in the MENA region including Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen and Libya, and from different humanitarian sectors. The meeting will comprise a series of working groups and discussions to discuss the learning personas of humanitarian practitioners in the region, the learning needs of humanitarian managers, and the contextualization of humanitarian knowledge.

Date: May 17, 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Witter will draw on the work of the ReBUILD consortium, the NIHR Research Unit on Health in Fragility, and wider experiences and literature to examine:

o The meaning of fragility in relation to health systems and the societies in which they are based, and its links to conflict-affectedness

o Distribution and trends in fragility and conflict-affectedness

o What are the issues, which these raise for health systems?

o What have we learned about how to address them? Examples will focus on health financing and human resources but with wider links to governance and other health system blocks. Your comments, experiences and questions will be welcomed to make this an interactive event.

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Hostile environment Surgical training course
Date: May 28-29, 2018

The interactive three-day Hostile Environment Surgical Training (HEST) course teaches the essential surgical decision-making strategies and techniques for surgeons working in

austere conditions. The HEST course covers penetrating and crushing injuries as well as the management of trauma of the limbs, head, thorax and torso. A further focus is on post-disaster and conflict procedures including skin flaps, grafts, and the management of orthopaedic fractures using external fixation and traction. Our expert faculty will share hands-on experience gained through their work in places such as Afghanistan, Darfur and Haiti. The teaching is lecture and discussion based with a practical element provided by the Foundation’s bespoke simulator model. Made from modern synthetic materials, the simulator will make scenarios and operations memorable so they will be recalled by the surgeons in real-life situations and they will perform the correct, life-saving operation.

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Call for Abstracts
Date: August 20, 2018

The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) are co-organizing the ‘Global Health Forum 2018: Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries’ November 1-2, 2018 | Beirut Lebanon


The Forum convenes stakeholders from various disciplines to showcase innovative ideas and practical cases of innovations in global health either originating in or applicable to the LMIC context.

The Scientific Committee of the Forum is issuing a call for abstracts on scholarly work that is related to global health, with an emphasis on generating evidence and recommendations for contextualized innovations applicable to the Global South. All abstracts will be peer reviewed for research quality and scientific content. Accepted abstracts will be presented in two poster presentation sessions that will be held as part of the Forum.


Eligible abstracts include research related to the following tracks:

·         Integrating Information Technology in Health Systems of LMICs

·         Adopting innovative approaches to humanitarian crises, prevention, and response

·         Using Digital Health (eHealth, mHealth, telehealth, etc.) and Internet of Things to enhance access of hard-to-reach populations to healthcare

·         Utilizing big data analytics to improve health outcomes

·         Employing innovations in global health education

·         Enhancing public-private sector partnerships for innovative solutions in low-resource settings


Accepted abstracts will be scheduled for posters display on November 1, 2018 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM and November 2, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

Global Health Forum 2018: Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Date: November 1 and 2

Webinar “Communicable Diseases in Conflict Settings”
Date: 31 May 2018

Timing: 4:00 till 4:45

Speaker: Dr. Abdul Rahman Bizri (AUB Medical Center)

Link for registration: 

Free Registration!



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