Global Violence SIG grows and gets busier
The Global Violence Prevention Special Interest Group (SIG) has had a busy start to 2018, with membership expanding and several exciting projects in the works. We are collaborating with Médecins Sans Frontières to produce a short animated film about the links between armed conflict and infectious disease, and recently facilitated a joint project between FPH & Chatham House to develop a conflict-health assessment toolkit.
Members are continuing to collaborate academically, with publications in the Lancet, as well as other high profile journals, and the SIG also maintains its push for greater recognition of conflict as a public health problem through teaching and awareness-raising sessions. We are developing an FPH position paper on political advocacy, taking into account the complexities and possible pitfalls of speaking out on contentious topics (as we recently did on the situation in Turkey). Please direct all membership applications to firstname.lastname@example.org