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Virtual Global Forum on Humanitarian Health Research (GFH2R)

Fogarty, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and Wellcome Trust hosted the virtual Global Forum on Humanitarian Health Research (GFH2R) on November 8–18, 2021. The meeting, which is affiliated with the Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises project, served as a pilot meeting to help determine if there is sufficient interest in a recurring event in the future.

About the Global Forum

People carrying many large bundles walk along a dirt road. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The Global Forum on Humanitarian Health Research (GFH2R) brings researchers and humanitarian organizations (including NGOs, local policymakers and international agencies) together to share experiences and promote collaboration around health research in humanitarian settings. The meeting is built around case study presentations by researchers from regions of the world affected by humanitarian crises. The Global Forum prioritizes the participation of researchers from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), encourages networking and mentoring, and creates a venue for open and inclusive discussions.

The theme for the pilot meeting was "Research in the Context of Concurrent Crises." Accordingly, the meeting featured case studies describing health research experiences from settings beset with multiple, concurrent humanitarian crises.


Questions? Please email GFH2R@mail.nih.gov.

Steering Committee

  • Yap Boum, MSF Epicentre
  • Abdi Dalmar, Somali Research and Development Institute (SORDI)
  • Shannon Doocy, Johns Hopkins University
  • Seydou Doumbia, University of Bamako
  • Fouad Fouad, American University of Beirut
  • Isabel Cristina Garcés Palacio, Universidad de Antioquia
  • Jill Jones, UK MRC
  • Montasser Kamal, IDRC
  • Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University
  • Adam Levine, Brown University
  • Amit Mistry, NIH Fogarty International Center
  • Veena Pillai, MSF/University of Malaya
  • Neelam Raina, Middlesex University
  • Sabina Faiz Rashid, BRAC University
  • Hadley Solomon, Save the Children
  • Carrie Teicher, MSF

Updated March 9, 2022