To improve the health of populations affected by humanitarian crises. 


To advance health and health equity in crises-affected countries through research, education, and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

With over 150 members across LSHTM and keen student volunteers, the Crisis Centre provides:

  • interdisciplinary research around many aspects of health in humanitarian crises
  • identify LSHTM experts for field deployment and technical support, including through formal networks such as GOARN
  • pathways for LSHTM students to get involved in humanitarian crises research
  • a voice for LSHTM on humanitarian crisis issues through proactive media engagement

Outreach, engagement, and training by the Crisis Centre includes:

  • supporting the development of teaching on health and crises through face-to-face, online modules and short courses
  • strengthening public engagement and communication of research findings through webinars & events open to the general public