Launch of The Lancet Series on Women’s and Children Health in Conflict Settings


On Monday 25 January 2020, a new The Lancet Series on Women’s and Children Health in Conflict Settings was launched.

The Series, of which our Director Prof. Karl Blanchet is co-author, aim to improve understanding of and address the special requirements of providing sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition services in conflict settings. The Series draws upon scholarship from the BRANCH Consortium, providing insights into the nature and dynamics of women’s and children’s health and nutrition in diverse conflict contexts globally. The Series papers articulate a way forward to fill immediate evidence and guidance gaps as well as longer term action to ensure the most effective humanitarian health response for conflict-affected women and children.

A diverse panel of experts and frontline workers shared ideas on how to advance health sector interventions for women and children in conflict settings.

Partners and speakers include:

Tedros Adhanom, World Health Organization

Eran Bendavid*, Stanford University

Zulfiqar A Bhutta*, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and The Aga Khan University

Karl Blanchet*, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

Michelle Gaffey*, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Esperanza Martinez, International Committee of the Red Cross

Elizabeth Mason, Independent Accountability Panel

Wais Qarani, Afghanistan Nurses and Midwives Council

Neha Singh*, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Paul Spiegel*, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health

Paul Wise*, Stanford University

*Indicates Series author

The event was moderated by Richard Horton, The Lancet.

Venue: Online event
Date: 25 January 2021