HCRI re-designation of WHO Collaborating Centre
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) has been re-designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Conflict Analysis and Programming.
Over the next two years, HCRI will work closely with colleagues at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, to support programmes intended for developing health capacities in conflict and post-conflict contexts, through the provision of technical advice, research and conflict analysis.
Professor Bertrand Taithe, HCRI Executive Director welcomes the re-designation.
"HCRI is among the first such collaborating centres on this domain," he said. "It recognises our 'valuable contribution' in our previous work with WHO on Emergency Medical Teams. This collaboration is a step towards integrating the relationship between humanitarian aid, development and peace (the so-called triple nexus) which is now at the heart of policies worldwide, but which has been the core of our research for the past twelve years. We are looking forward to collaborating with the WHO for the coming years."