Humanitarian Health Research Initiative

Humanitarian Health Research Initiative

About

 
Kamalini Lokuge“The greatest expertise you can bring to solving a problem is the experience of living that problem.”
- Kamalini Lokuge
 
 

The ANU Humanitarian Health Research Initiative (HHRI) exists to help those in greatest need. It is led by Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge, a former doctor and medical epidemiologist for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the World Health Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Kamalini knows that those who live the experience - mothers, children, health workers and teachers - are best placed to identify gaps and deliver solutions. Too often, their voices are ignored when aid is delivered, research undertaken, and policies created.

Their work gives a voice to those best placed to find, and with most to benefit from, a solution.

The team has extensive experience, in countries including Australia, Afghanistan, Darfur, Uganda, Nigeria, Myanmar, South Sudan, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Vision

Improving access to healthcare and wellbeing for all people.

Mission

Empowering communities with the capacity to shape and achieve goals for safe, quality, and sustainable healthcare and greater wellbeing.

Support

If you would like to support their work, please consider donating: bit.ly/HHRIdonatetoday

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Projects

 

Safe Delivery Program

 

Empowering reproductive decisions and services

 

Building resilience against COVID-19 in Australia

 

Informing humanitarian guidance to reduce the risk of violence

 

Strengthening referral frameworks for survivors of gender-based violence

 

2014 Ebola epidemic outbreak control

 

Pre-school based intervention to address domestic violence and alcohol misuse

 

People

Kamalini Lokuge

 

Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge

Stephanie Davis

 

Dr Stephanie Davis

Holly Vuong

 

Dr Holly Vuong

Tatum Street

 

Tatum Street

Sydney Jantos

 

Sydney Jantos

Professor Emily Banks

 

Professor Emily Banks

Professor Cathy Banwell

 

Professor Cathy Banwell

Associate Professor Kathryn Glass

 

Associate Professor Kathryn Glass

Dr Grace Joshy

 

Dr Grace Joshy

 
 
 

Leader

Contact phone:+61 2 6125 6303

Partnerships

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the world’s leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid, on a joint PhD program and a range of operational research and evaluation projects.

University of Peradeniya researchers and a local NGO, the Peoples Policy Institute in post-conflict Sri Lanka to develop innovative solutions to the issue of domestic violence.

Support us

Philanthropic donations are used exclusively for their intended purposes. Typically, this is in-country expenses and staffing. Contact ANU Advancement to discuss how your gift can save lives: kerryann.hugo@anu.edu.au