CAS Health of Populations Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies 2019

Information

Period

29 April 2019 - 14 June 2019
10 ECTS credits
180 Teaching hours
7 weeks

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

+41 (0)22 908 44 53
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

15 April 2019
10 days before the beginning of the course

Fees:

CHF 5'000.-

Objectives

  • Formulate, implement, and review relevant humanitarian health interventions taking into account ethical issues, humanitarian principles, coordination mechanisms and the national context
  • Identify and prioritise health problems and determine ways to address them in a variety of humanitarian contexts
  • Choose among various methodological and technical tools to identify health needs and respond appropriately
  • Analyse dilemmas of health action in crises

Audience

Health professional working in humanitarian or development projects
Humanitarian worker of various backgrounds managing health projects
Health professional wishing to move into the humanitarian sector

Programme

7 weeks:

  • Health in Humanitarian Crises: how to set priorities
  • Epidemic Diseases
  • Nutritional Crises: Origins, Consequences and Interventions
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Violence and its Impact on Health
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Personal work

This programme is part of CERAH’s training offer including one MAS, one DAS and one CAS with 5 specialisations.

Director(s)

Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, CERAH and Dr. Anne Golaz, CERAH, University of Geneva

Diploma delivered jointly with

University of Geneva, IHEID
Maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and responses.

Humanitarian professionals must be equipped with sufficient basic knowledge to be able to identify and monitor health problems during crises, and to develop effective and appropriate intervention strategies in complex situations.

Description

  • Week 1: Health in humanitarian crises: how to set priorities
  • Week 2: Epidemic diseases and the humanitarian response
  • Week 3: Nutritional crises: origins, consequences and interventions
  • Week 4: Sexual and reproductive health
  • Week 5: Violence and its impact on health
  • Week 6: Chronic diseases and the humanitarian response 

Pedagogical method

  • Each week of teaching will include approximately 20 hours of face-to-face lectures, case studies etc. and 10 hours of tutored group work.
  • The course is structured by thematic areas related to specific health issue. Each thematic area will in addition focus on certain operational / structural aspects and on specific methods / tools.
  • Case studies and examples during the course will take into account the three major contexts for humanitarian action: armed conflict / complex emergencies, natural disasters, social exclusion.
  • In addition, chronic conflicts, protracted crises, and the interplay between humanitarian action and development activities will be given due consideration.

Comité scientifique

Dr Tammam ALOUDAT, Deputy Medical Director, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland
Dr Paul BOUVIER, HELP Course Coordinator, Assistance Division, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Prof. François CHAPPUIS, Humanitarian Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
Dr Rudi CONINX, Coordinator, Policy Practice and Evaluation Unit, Department of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Stéphane DU MORTIER, Head of Primary Health Care Services, ICRC
Yves ETIENNE, M.Sc. MPH, CYC and Waterlex, Former Head of Assistance Division and HELP Course Coordinator, ICRC
Dr Edith FAVOREU, Deputy Director, CERAH
Dr Anne GOLAZ, Lecturer / Researcher, CERAH, Former senior advisor, Health in Emergencies, UNICEF
Dr Stéphane HUGONNET, Global Capacity, Alert and Response Departement, WHO, Geneva
Dr Heiko HERRING, Senior Public Health Officer, Division of Programme Support and Management, UNHCR
Dr Nathalie HERLEMONT ZORITCHAK, Operational Director at Handicap International Foundation
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Director, CERAH

Number of participants

20 candidates maximum are selected each year.

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