Center for Research and Education in the Ecology of War (CREEW)



The physical, psychological, and social wounds that result from armed conflict and their long-term consequences are poorly understood by health professionals. Research is a necessity to identify and address their clinical and social impact and to study the way people address their health needs.

The Swisscross Foundation in partnership with the Global Health Institute established a “Center for Research and Education in the Ecology of War” (CREEW) with the vision to develop global excellence in the ecology of war. CREEW-MENA hosted by GHI will be the regional center and the hub for other CREEW centers to be established in different regions of the world.



CREEW enhances the global knowledge on the ecology of war through contextualized research and tailored capacity building of frontline health practitioners.



CREEW is the center for global excellence in frontline research capacity building in the ecology of war.



This fellowship will equip frontline health practitioners from conflict zones or seeking to work in conflict zones with the necessary skills that would enable them to conduct research into the relationship between health and war. The empirical data would be used by CREEW to produce thematic guidelines and policy briefs that inform policy makers and health professionals alike.