A residential course run by† International Health Exchange and Merlin
There has been considerable change in the profile and nature of emergencies.† Many current emergencies see relief workers functioning in radically different operational environments, which often places increased demands on relief workers who need an extensive range of skills and experience to be able to work effectively.
This introductory course examines health care in emergencies. The course focuses on the concepts of community health as applied to emergency situations and emphasises the long term impact of health interventions on the health status of displaced people.
The course aims to give an introduction to health care in emergencies and is designed to enable participants to:
∑ Gain an overview of the key issues of health care in emergencies.
∑ Gain insight into the kinds of practical health interventions in which relief workers are involved.
∑ Become familiarised with some of the resources used by aid organisations in relief missions.
Who is the Course for?
This course is aimed at health workers interested in working in emergency situations. It has also been of benefit to non-health workers wishing to broaden their knowledge base. The course is not suitable for those with some international experience as well as those new to the aid sector.
The course combines individual presentations from experienced aid workers and aid agency representatives.
The methodology uses a variety of participatory training methods such as case studies, simulation exercises, problem solving activities and group discussions along with some formal presentations.
∑ An overview of health care in emergencies
∑ Health surveillance and monitoring
∑ Communicable diseases and epidemiology
∑ Health centre management
∑ Drug policy and supplies
∑ Reproductive health
∑ Pyscho-social issues
∑ Environmental health, water and sanitation
London / Surrey
Dates††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††††††††††
1-9 Sept 2000†††††††††††††
20-28 April 2001†††††††††††††††
1-9 Sept 2001
Fees: £300 Individuals claiming benefit; £400 Individuals ; £500 Organisations
The fees include accommodation in en-suite double rooms, all meals, course materials and tuition fees
International Health Exchange
134 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7AE
Tel. 0171 620 3333 Fax. 0171 620 2277
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INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXCHANGE
International Health Exchange (IHE) works to support health programmes in developing countries by providing appropriately experienced people to organisations requiring their skills:
Merlin is Britainís specialist agency for medical relief overseas, providing medical care in disasters and public health crises around the world.
This course is supported by
NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD
International Health Exchange,
134 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AE
Tel: 0171 620 3333† Fax: 0171 620 2277
Everything you need to know about working in public health emergencies