Short course Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Crises 2020

This executive short 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 non-communicable diseases.

Information

Period

4 May 2020 - 8 May 2020
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

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

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

27 April 2020

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

  • 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 humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve his competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from the health sector who wishes to deepen his understanding of the non-communicable diseases in humanitarian crises
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector
Post-graduate student with internship experience who wants to work in humanitarian action

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 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)

Dr. Anne GOLAZ, CERAH

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

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of five years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
  • Hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of two years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
  • Post-graduate students with internship experience who want to work in humanitarian action
  • Excellent command of English

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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