HELP Course: Objectives

The objectives of the course are to equip participants with the basic skills and competencies to enable them to respond to the public health needs of populations in emergency situations. These include the areas of planning, epidemiological assessment, control of communicable diseases, information and surveillance systems, environmental sanitation methods and meeting nutritional requirements in refugee situations.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

● Describe the essential issues relating to public health, health care, management, law and ethics that are associated with humanitarian action, and methods to address them. 

● Analyze health and other humanitarian needs using a multidisciplinary approach that takes into consideration the perceptions, vulnerabilities and capabilities of the people affected. 

● Plan, manage and evaluate activities included in the response to major humanitarian crises.


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