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Health in Humanitarian Crises, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next with this Health in Humanitarian Crises from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by FutureLearn.
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Overview

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.

By the end of the Health in Humanitarian Crises from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by FutureLearn, you'll be able to:

  • Explore the different types of humanitarian crises and their resulting impacts on population health and health systems
  • Reflect on humanitarian principles, ethics, and codes of conduct and how these come into play when delivering humanitarian health interventions
  • Assess emerging trends in humanitarian crises and consider how the humanitarian sector may need to adapt as a result.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • The main health needs of populations in humanitarian crises
  • Cross-cutting health issues, such as disability, the elderly, and women and girls
  • The challenges of healthcare delivery in crisis situations
  • Humanitarian principles, coordination mechanisms, and codes of conduct
  • Data collection, response planning, and prioritisation of health interventions
  • Sector-specific health interventions, including mental health, NCDs, sexual health, and nutrition
  • Ethical considerations around conducting research, evidence-informed decision making, and evaluating health programmes
  • Historic, current, and emerging trends in humanitarian health
  • Ideas surrounding the future of humanitarianism
  • Current innovations in humanitarian action.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The course will be particularly relevant to healthcare practitioners and NGO staff, especially those in low- and middle-income countries affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks. 
  • It will also be valuable to individuals studying health or development and to anyone with an interest in the challenges of delivering healthcare in a crisis setting.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 21 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 21 days.
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Funding

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