Dr Karl Blanchet PhD MScPH Master of Management
About Karl Blanchet
Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
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Karl Blanchet is the Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre. Karl has a background in public health and extensive experience in conflicts (Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Somaliland, Lebanon) and health system strengthening in Asia (Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal) and Africa (Niger, Rwanda, Ghana, Togo, Mali, Somaliland).
Karl has specific interests in studying resilience issues in global health and more specifically in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. Karl has developed innovative research approaches based on complexity science, system thinking and social network analysis. Karl also applied innovation theories to understand the routinisation process of health interventions. Karl was one of the contributors of the Chapter on General Health Care of the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organisation and is now a member of the Expert Committee at WHO on rehabilitation guidelines. Karl was also the lead evaluator of the global strategy of the Physical Rehabilitation Programme and the Special Fund for the Disabled of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Karl also gave an LSHTM TED Talkx on health systems and complexity.
Karl is the Lead Educator of the MOOC Health in Humanitarian Crises launched in 2017.
Lectures on "Process Evaluation", "Social network analysis in health systemes research", "Introduction to Health Systems Research", "Health policy or health politics?", "physical rehabilitation in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries".
Karl is also running a module at Science Po Paris on health system assessment in humanitarian crises.
His main research interest is to understand how health service managers in the South make decisions about the future. Karl is particularly interested in understanding the resilience of local health systems by introducing notions of system dynamics and complexity science.
Karl is currently working on several studies:
- Syrian-led initiatives in Lebanon.
- Delivery of healthcare in non State parties with Chalham House, LSE and University of Sheffield.
- The resilience of health systems during conflicts and disease outbreaks.
- The impact of prosthetics and orthotics on quality of life in Myanmar (ICRC).
- The use of electronic protocols in child health in Burkina Faso with Terre des hommes: a stepped-wedge trial and realistic evaluation.
- Social protection in disability in Asia and Oceania (DFAT/AusAid).
Karl is a member of the editorial board of the BMC journal Health Research Policy and Systems and BMC Conflict and Health. Karl is a member of the editing Committee of the French journal Humanitaire. Karl is also a reviewer for several scientific journals: BMJ; Health Policy and Planning, BMC Health Services; PLoS Medicine; Plos NTDs; BMC Health and Conflict; Medicine, Conflict and Survival; Disability and Rehabilitation.
- Child health
- Clinical guidelines
- Complex interventions
- Decision analysis
- Disease control
- Electronic health records
- Global Health
- Health policy
- Health services research
- Health systems
- Health workers
- Implementation research
- Organisational research
- Quality improvement
- Systematic reviews
- Operational research
- Policy analysis
- Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
- Emerging Infectious Disease
- Non-communicable diseases
- Arab World
- East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
- Least developed countries: UN classification
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- Burkina Faso
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- Aid Effectiveness
- Armed conflict
- Centre for Evaluation
- Child Survival
- Childhood Blindness
- Complex Adaptive Systems
- Conflict affected populations
- Disability And Rehabilitation
- Epidemic preparedness
- Evidence into practice
- Fragile States
- Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa
- Global Aid Assistance
- Global Health Governance
- Health Care Systems Evaluation
- Health In Fragile Countries
- Health Policy Process
- Human Resources For Health
- Humanitarian Aid
- Humanitarian crises
- International Relations
- Locomotor Disability
- Organisational Theory
- Post Conflict Reconstruction
- Post Disaster Interventions
- Social Networks
- complexity and systems thinking
- evidence based policies
- evidence into policy
- fragile states
- governance and institutional strengthening
Systems thinking in public health: a bibliographic contribution to a meta-narrative review.
Chughtai, S. ; Blanchet, K. ;
Health Policy Plan, 2017;
Improving services for glaucoma care in Nigeria: implications for policy and programmes to achieve universal health coverage.
Kyari, F. ; Gilbert, C. ; Blanchet, K. ; Wormald, R. ;
Br J Ophthalmol, 2017;
World Health Organization and emergency health: if not now, when?
Checchi, F. ; Waldman, R.J. ; Roberts, L.F. ; Ager, A. ; Asgary, R. ; Benner, M.T. ; Blanchet, K. ; Burnham, G. ; d'Harcourt, E. ; Leaning, J. ; Massaquoi, M.B. ; Mills, E.J. ; Moresky, R.T. ; Patel, P. ; Roberts, B. ; Toole, M.J. ; Woodruff, B. ; Zwi, A.B. ;
BMJ, 2016; 352:i469
Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the search for universal health coverage.
Blanchet, K. ; Fouad, F.M. ; Pherali, T. ;
Confl Health, 2016; 10:12
A mixed methods protocol to evaluate the effect and cost-effectiveness of an Integrated electronic Diagnosis Approach (IeDA) for the management of childhood illnesses at primary health facilities in Burkina Faso.
Blanchet, K. ; Lewis, J.J. ; Pozo-Martin, F. ; Satouro, A. ; Somda, S. ; Ilboudo, P. ; Sarrassat, S. ; Cousens, S. ;
Implement Sci, 2016; 11(1):111
Responding to the Syrian health crisis: the need for data and research.
Coutts, A. ; Fouad, F.M. ; Abbara, A. ; Sibai, A.M. ; Sahloul, Z. ; Blanchet, K. ;
Lancet Respir Med, 2015; 3(3):e8-9
How to do (or not to do) ... a social network analysis in health systems research.
Blanchet, K.; James, P.;
Health Policy Plan, 2012; 27(5):438-46
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