Short course Health in Humanitarian Emergencies 2019

This thematic short course is a full-time executive training, which focuses on the analysis of the main issues arising in humanitarian crises, in order to develop a relevant context analysis.

Information

Period

28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

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

Location

Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

14 October 2019

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

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

There are no available scholarship for this programme

Objectives

  • Describe the major health-related issues that need to be addressed in humanitarian crises
  • Explain a range of health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) policies and strategies in a variety of humanitarian contexts, including primary health care approaches
  • Set priorities for health, nutrition, WASH interventions in different contexts
  • Critically analyse the impact of humanitarian emergencies on health and well-being

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 other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to formulate and implement relevant humanitarian health interventions taking into account ethical issues, context prerogatives, humanitarian principles, coordination mechanisms and national contexts.

Learning outcomes in terms of knowledge - Understanding of

  • the most important health problems in humanitarian contexts
  • various intervention strategies to respond to these problems
  • ethical dilemmas of health programs/projects

Learning outcomes in terms of skills - Capacity to

  • identify and prioritize health problems using a variety of methodological and technical tools
  • design a health intervention strategy in a variety of humanitarian contexts
  • monitor, evaluate and adapt a health programme to evolving needs

Learning outcomes in terms of analytical competencies - Ability to

  • compare and choose best options in addressing health issues in complex contexts
  • analyze the context including existing health policies and services
  • analyze dilemmas of health action in crises

Programme

  • Identification of Priority Health Intervention
  • Wash in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • The Right to Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Sexual Violence
  • Risk of Epidemic Diseases

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, Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Anne GOLAZ, University of Geneva
At the end of the course, students will have an understanding of the main health problems encountered in humanitarian crises and the capacity to discuss various response strategies addressing the basic and specific health needs of populations affected by natural disaster, and/or armed conflict, and epidemics.

Admission criteria

  • Professionals in humanitarian social and development organisations who want to improve their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
  • Professionals from other sectors who wish to deepen their understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer their acquired competencies in that sector.
  • through a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS certificate or other proof of English language competency.

Number of participants

Max. 20 participants

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