Conflict and Health Research

This work stream brings together complementary strengths at KCL (Conflict and Health Research Group) and American University Beirut (AUB Lebanon) to build regional capacity on conflict and health. Our published work so far has focused on broader thematic issues around contemporary armed conflict and health, such as measuring the direct and indirect effects of war on population health outcomes and health systems, causes of contemporary conflict, humanitarian principles and ethical dilemmas, civil-military relations, challenges of aid-effectiveness and trends in ODA for health, changing humanitarian landscape and new humanitarian donors, and evidence-based interventions for health.


Across all four work streams, four common deliverables are embedded:

  • Curricula and courses will be co-developed and co-delivered in local contexts

  • Training will be focused on faculty leaders and will use a variety of pedagogical approaches (from certificate level modules to full Masters degrees tailor made for the MENA region)

  • Both UK and MENA partners will be strongly encouraged to co-publish in high impact journals to build academic depth and ensure the translation of research to policy

  • A focus on innovative learning technologies and informatics – such as blended learning, online and virtual learning