Short course Chronic Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts 2019

Information

Period

3 June 2019 - 7 June 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

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

20 May 2019
10 days before the beginning of the course

Fees:

CHF 1'500.-

Objectives

• Explain the concept of chronicity and identify the main chronic diseases, with a particular focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) • Identify and assess the extent of NCDs in a specific context • Conceive a programme to address the needs of people with NCDs during a humanitarian emergency

Audience

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

Programme

Chronic diseases and humanitarian crisis • Assessing the needs, setting priorities • Designing a NCD programme • Testing new approaches • Monitoring and Evaluation • Developing a strategy

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)

Dr. Anne GOLAZ, CERAH
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.

Number of participants

Le nombre de participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

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