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Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH)

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Programme Data Last Updated: 30/07/2021

IATI Identifier: GB-COH-RC000797-GB-GOV-1-300484-RIAH


This research programme aims to improve understanding of the nature, frequency, scale, and impact of attacks on healthcare in conflict through improved data collection and analysis. Multiple international studies confirm a global consensus that attacks on health often threaten the sanctity of health care, disrespect the right to health care, and violate international humanitarian law. Gathering evidence of attacks has to date been crucial in raising awareness of the issue. But existing evidence is largely restricted to the reporting of incidents and their immediate impact, and falls short of providing data on the longer-term and wider impacts of attacks on healthcare access and utilisation as well as broader public health outcomes. This research will transcend previous work on attacks against healthcare through rigorous new and sustained data collection over the lifetime of the project. It aims to produce data that generate stronger evidence of the scale and nature of the problem and document the impacts of the attacks to support global policy and advocacy efforts.

Status - Implementation More information about Programme status
Programme Spend More information about Programme funding
Implementing Organisation(s) More information about implementing organisation(s)
  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • Bikash Shrot Kendra
  • Central African Institute of Statistics, Economic and Social Studies (ICASEES)
  • Insecurity Insight
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Geneva

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