What does innovation mean in the context of humanitarian sexual and reproductive health (SRH)? What are its defining features? What kind of innovation is taking place? Is further innovation needed?
The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Science Practice are conducting a research study, funded by Elrha, to explore these questions and map current innovative practice within the SRH in emergencies sector.
Join us for this webinar series where we aim to stimulate a critical discussion around the role and potential of innovation in the humanitarian SRH sector and to share details of where, why and how innovation is currently taking place.
In this first webinar, we will introduce the study, share preliminary findings on how different actors in the sector define innovation, and hear from our panel of innovation and SRH experts. We’ll cover themes such as whether we need innovation in SRH, how we distinguish between good practice and innovation, and where innovation in SRH could be most effective.
- Dr Neha Singh – Co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre and Assistant Professor in Health Systems and Sexual and Reproductive Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Ana Florescu (panel moderator) – Head of Good Problems team at Science Practice
- Dr Lisa Thomas – Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the International Committee of the Red Cross
- Noreen Makhurane – Programme Area Manager at Plan Zimbabwe
- Dr Meghan Gallagher – Research and Learning Advisor at Save the Children US