The Health of Women, Newborns, Children and Adolescents in Conflict Settings
Improving Evidence and Guidance for Effective Action
About the BRANCH Consortium
The BRANCH Consortium is an academic research enterprise aimed at improving evidence and guidance for effective action on women’s and children’s health and nutrition in conflict settings.
In addition to an international steering committee of co-investigators, BRANCH partners and collaborators include local researchers based in conflict-affected countries, local and international humanitarian NGOs, and a number of UN agencies.
We collaborate with other research and global advocacy initiatives and are supported by non-profit, bilateral, and UN-based sponsors.
The BRANCH Consortium is committed to to publishing its research findings to help promote the the further development of a rigorous evidence base to inform guidance and effective action on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in conflict settings.
Publications to date include:
Conflict and Health Collection
Lancet Series on WCH in Conflict Settings
A set of knowledge translation materials have been developed to help disseminate BRANCH research findings and increase their uptake among a wide range of stakeholders, including those making field-level decisions about how best to address the needs of conflict-affected women, newborns, children and adolescents.
These materials address the impact of conflict on the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition needs in conflict settings, with topics including: the current research landscape, the need for prioritizing and packaging health interventions, barriers and facilitators to delivering effective services, and key messages.
The BRANCH Consortium holds a number of events to disseminate key findings from the evidence and research and translate these findings into action.
BRANCH also strongly encourages collaboration between different actors and stakeholders within the humanitarian and development communities that are commonly concerned with conflict-affected women, newborns, children and adolescents and sees these events as an opportunity for greater collaboration.