Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next.
MAPHM would like to highlight the availability of an online course on Health in Humanitarian Crisis offered by the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine
Excerpt from the Course Offering:
Humanitarian crises due to armed conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks and other hazards are a major and growing contributor to ill-health and vulnerability worldwide, and their continuing effects on health and health systems can undermine decades of social development.
Humanitarian crises present a number of distinct challenges for public health interventions and research. These include violence and insecurity, mass population displacement, severely deteriorated daily living conditions and impoverishment. They can also cause sudden and widespread disruption to health services and the broader health system, and limit domestic access to human, financial and technical resources alongside an increasing need to coordinate aid from outside the country.
This free online course is designed to answer key questions including:
- What are the key health needs in humanitarian crises?
- How can we develop responses to health needs in humanitarian settings with maximum impact?
- How will we respond to health needs in the future?
Link to Course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/health-crises
Credit to Dr Daniel Cauchi for sharing this resource