Humanitarian Health Expert Paul Spiegel Discusses Fixing Response System In GHN Q&A
Global Health NOW: How to Fix the Broken Humanitarian System: A Q&A with Paul Spiegel
“Even as the world struggles with multiple crises that have forced tens of millions of people from their homes — a scale unseen since World War II — the humanitarian response system designed to help them is broken, says Paul Spiegel, author of an article in a Lancet series on humanitarian response that launched on Thursday [and director of the Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health]. … What does this reconfiguration look like? Stronger command and control of response, integration of displaced people into local economies and national health systems, and fewer organizations involved in response, says Spiegel in this GHN Q&A…” (Simpson, 6/9).