The R4HC-Turkey “Health and Conflict” work stream organised and hosted the certified ‘Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict’ course. The course has been developed by researchers from Birzeit University (BZU) in Palestine and King’s College London (KCL) in the UK who came to teach it at Hacettepe University over four days from 15-18 April 2019. The teaching was delivered by Dr. Hanna Kienzler and Dr. Nancy Tamimi from KCL; and Dr. Weeam Hammoudeh from BZU; with assistance from Dr. Gamze Aktuna and Dr. Fahad Ahmed from Hacettepe University and Mathias Regent from KCL. This intensive course focused on qualitative research skills and introduced participants to (mental) health in war and conflict, the value and process of qualitative research, and ethical procedures and challenges; how to design research projects, formulate research questions, and recruit participants; different data collection methods such as observations, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions; and data analysis and dissemination including conference posters, infographics and oral presentations.
The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) held its 10th annual conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Amman, Jordan on March 27-28, 2019. The conference was hosted this year by the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). A total of 200 participants attended the conference from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Qatar, Japan, Europe, the USA and Canada.
Participants who attended our first “Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict”intensive short course will receive four successive specialized qualitative and quantitative research methods workshops at the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University. The first of these training courses took place on 23 January 2019 focusing on linear and logistic regression