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Year in Review 2017

Here is a look back at key events in 2017. We would like to thank you for your continuous support and for contributing to the success of HCRI this past year. January UK-Med, a disaster response charity based at HCRI, verified by the World Health Organization as part...

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Exchange Tour to UK on Global Emergency Team Development

On 8th May a delegation of health-care professionals from China and Hong Kong arrived in the UK co-hosted by Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) and the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute (HCRI). The exchange tour is one of the activities under the project...

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Published articles in the ‘Injury’ international journal

Some recent papers from HCRI's collaborative project with the Red Cross have been published in the May edition of 'Injury', an international journal dealing with trauma care and accident surgery. Are prehospital deaths from trauma and accidental injury preventable? A...

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The Manipulation of Aid

By Dr Eleanor Davey. A small but vigorous cottage industry has grown up around the instrumentalisation of humanitarian aid. It sustains both researchers and journalists. Perhaps the most pointed in the latter category is the Dutch writer Linda Polman, whose book...

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Policy déjà vu – all over again

By Professor Roger MacGinty. It might be a function of my advancing years, but I have noticed a set of policy-driven debates coming around again. These were debates that occupied scholars and policy-makers twenty years ago and they are now back again. Here are a few...

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UK Emergency Medical Team simulation exercise

By Professor Tony Redmond OBE. Tony is the Director of UK-Med, an NGO which provides emergency medical assistance in disaster situations, and Deputy Director and Professor of International Emergency Medicine at HCRI. Training to respond to sudden onset large-scale...

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