Centre for Health Crises
Building the next generation of health crises experts through research, education
and interdisciplinary collaboration
What we do
Based on experiences from practical work, research, education and broad collaborations, the Centre for Health Crises wants to build the next generation of health crises experts.
Our activities span across education, research, operations and policy. Health crises can take many forms, such as pandemics, conflicts, extreme weather effects or environmental contaminations. An all-hazards approach is needed to build resilience and work on prevention of health crises, but also to enable an effective response when a crises occurs.
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Who we are
The Centre for Health Crises was set up in mid- June 2021, to capture the internal structures built during the COVID-19 pandemic and build on it for coming health crises. The centre is based at KI and works inter-disciplinary across the departments. External collaborations with other universities, agencies and other organisations, both nationally and internationally, are also an extremely important part of our work.
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News and upcoming events at the Centre for Health Crises
The Centre lends assistance following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Following the earthquake that hit eastern Turkey and northern Syria early on Monday 6 February and has had devastating effects in the region. The Centre for Health Crises is on alert to assist. Our director, professor Johan von Schreeb, is currently seconded to work in the area, via the organisation UK-Med. We monitor developments of the situation along with our partners continously.
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The centre in the media
He heads to the rubble to help: "It's like playing chess in a war zone"
Professor Johan von Schreeb, director of the Centre for Health Crises, heads to the earthquake-stricken area in Turkey, to work on-site. In an interview with the Swedish radio news programme Ekot he describes what is needed there. (in Swedish)
About humanitarian relief efforts following an earthquake
Johan von Schreeb, Professor of global disaster medicine and director of the centre, describes how relief efforts in an earthquake-stricken area are conducted, what is needed and what the risks are. He is interviewed in the news programme Aktuellt, which was later turned into an article on SVT Nyheter. (in Swedish)