Dr. Tiziana Leone from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) visited the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University (ICPH/BZU) in October 2018. Dr. Leone is part of an LSE team collaborating in research with ICPH faculty and researchers which focuses on examining the links between different forms of deprivation and health in the occupied Palestinian territory. During this visit, the team of researchers from ICPH and LSE worked on multi-level analysis of data from the West Bank and Gaza Strip pertaining to deprivation (including food insecurity) and health. Once back to LSE, she wrote this piece on her experience in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Institute of Community and Public Health in collaboration with Kings College London conducted its first intensive short course “Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict” at Birzeit University. The course was jointly taught and certified by the Institute of Community & Public Health (ICPH), Birzeit University and King’s College London (KCL) with the aim to equip course participants with up-to-date qualitative and quantitative research skills.
The Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University has completed a training course on social medicine on Thursday June 28, 2018. The course included an introductory definition of social medicine and its development in Latin America and the role of colonialism and racism as key factors in health inequalities in the US.