This week is Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018 (HEW2018) an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, to promote a more evidence-based approach. During HEW2018 organisations provide webinars, blogs and debates to highlight topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector.
To coincide with HEW2018, Evidence Aid and Cochrane asked one of our authors, Marianna Purgato from the University of Verona in Italy, to tell us about her review 'Psychological therapies for the treatment of mental disorders in low‐ and middle‐income countries affected by humanitarian crises' published earlier this year.
The review showed that there is low quality evidence that psychological therapies have large or moderate effects in reducing PTSD, depressive, and anxiety symptoms in adults living in humanitarian settings in LMICs. Marianna works as part of the team at Cochrane Global Mental Health.