Robust and Measurable Public Health Indicators for Humanitarian Emergencies according to Context

Project Status:

Ongoing Projects

Lead Faculty:

Paul Spiegel; William Weiss; Hannah Tappis

Objective of the Proposal: Develop and pilot a set of core public health indicators for humanitarian emergencies according to different contexts. 
This project will take into account the existing systems and processes for public health information systems globally and in humanitarian emergencies as well as those systems and processes that are currently being developed and/or are evolving. Furthermore, we will work with the key actors who are currently working on developing and/or modifying the principles, systems and methods.
The core set of public health indicators will deliberately be kept to a minimal amount to ensure that they will be prioritized as well as be consistently, reliably and robustly measured. They will be disaggregated by age and sex. Since public health indicators are more easily measured in camp settings and UNHCR has developed a web-based system to report on them in refugee settings, the core set of indicators for this project will be developed for non-camp settings in humanitarian emergencies.


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