Short course Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings 2021

This course is a full-time training, which focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases in emergencies, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address them. The course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions LSHTM

Information

Period

25 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
2 ECTS credits
20 Teaching hours
The course requires around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including: Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, etc.) Approximately 30 hours of self-study time

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

10 May 2021
2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There is no available scholarship for this programme.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of chronicity and identify the main non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
  • Identify and assess the burden of NCDs in a specific context.
  • Design a programme to address the needs of people with NCDs during a humanitarian emergency.

Audience

Professional in the health sector looking to develop his competencies in NCD programme management in the humanitarian sector
Professional in the development sector looking to develop his competencies in NCD programme management in the humanitarian sector
Graduate student with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

In terms of knowledge:

  • Define NCDs
  • Understand the need to address NCDs in humanitarian settings
  • Identify the most important non-communicable diseases (NCDs) encountered in humanitarian settings
  • Understand the challenge and constraints of implementing a comprehensive response for the prevention and control of NCDs

In terms of skills:

  • Assess the extent of NCDs and related needs
  • Prioritise the response to NCDs based on evidence
  • Define the minimal operational requirements to implement an NCD programme
  • Define the building blocks of a programme to address the needs of people with NCDs during a humanitarian emergency
  • Describe how novel models of care could be applicable to humanitarian crises

Programme

  • What are non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs)
  • What is a burden of NCDs in emergencies
  • Assessing the needs and setting priorities
  • Models of care for NCDs
  • Designing an evidence-based NCD programmes
  • Evaluation of NCD programmes

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

Partnership

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
This one-week short course provides mid-level and senior managers with the knowledge and skills required to understand the particular challenges presented by chronic diseases in emergency and/or unstable settings; and to conceive a programme to address chronic diseases adapted to specific contexts and as an integral part of health programmes. Humanitarian staff are often confronted with chronic diseases, particularly when crises hit populations from middle-income countries and in urban settings. However, as programmatic responses are relatively recent, there is a lack of trained and experienced staff. To fill this gap, CERAH offers a one-week intensive course on chronic diseases in humanitarian contexts. This course is developed jointly with MSF, WHO, ICRC and UNHCR.

Admission criteria

  • Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • More information about the admission process can be found on our application page.

Number of participants

Le nombre de participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

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