Diploma in Public Health in Humanitarian Crisis
This course, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises , addresses public health issues of people affected by disasters, both natural conflict-related. It discusses the many changes that occur in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, including many important topics related to humanitarian crises, such as when there is an epidemic or public health emergency; what we mean by the humanitarian development nexus; what are the basics of disaster epidemiology and surveillance; humanitarian principles; and other very relevant topics. We will explore what humanitarian interventions could look like if we want to mitigate the effects of disasters
• introduce the students to the humanitarian crisis aspects of various types of disasters.
• present real-life examples of how public health is compromised in a disaster;
• human rights Violations;
• who are vulnerable groups;
• how environment suffers;
• how is life in chronic conflict situations;
• basics of public health preparedness and relief activities.
• learn of various effects of disasters
• basic strategies and components of a public health response to crisis situations caused by disasters.
Modules to be covered
• Humanitarian Disasters and Public Health;
• Humanitarian Actors and Coordination;
• Water and Sanitation;
• Nutrition in Humanitarian Crises;
• Management of Diseases in Humanitarian Crises;
• Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies;
• Shelter in a Humanitarian Setting;
• Protection of Displaced Populations:
• Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
• Emerging Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities for Future Humanitarian Emergencies.
Online / Distance Learning
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 43 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Students 4
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes