Africa

This report identifies factors – societal, financial and health-related – that influence men’s behaviors towards survivors of sexual violence and the barriers towards acceptance and reintegration of survivors into their families and communities after rape.

Patrick Vinck, Ph.D. is the Research Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  He is assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and lead investigator at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. His current research examines resilience, peacebuilding, and social cohesion in contexts of mass violence, conflicts and natural disasters.

Phuong Pham, Ph.D., MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).

Ronak earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr Nelson is an attending pediatrician and global health faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His professional interests are health care provision, development, research, and advocacy for vulnerable populations, particularly newborns and children in settings affected by poverty, conflict, or disast

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