Basic tools and knowledge for a response to humanitarian crises from a global health perspective, guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality
- 15 - 26 April 2024
- 525 Euros + University taxes
- Full time
- 3 ECTS (this course is in the process of accreditation through the University of Barcelona)
The majority of humanitarian crises imply large-scale health crises. Medical emergency aid is needed to assist people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and those excluded from healthcare. Good knowledge of essential preventive measures, such as the provision of safe water, adequate sanitation, early vaccination along with other preventive strategies, as well as the provision of the most basic (emergency) medical care, are of crucial importance.
In this course, we will introduce participants to the main components required to respond to humanitarian emergencies while addressing challenges and dilemmas. How major humanitarian organizations achieve positive results reducing mortality, morbidity and suffering of populations in precarious situations.
- Candidates should have demonstrated interest in global health and/or interventions in humanitarian crises.
- Students should have an advanced level of English, which is the language of instruction for this course.
Núria Salse Ubach, La Cooperativa Humanitaria
Students will be assessed based on:
- Individual class participation
- Final Exam
- Group work oral presentation
Interested candidates must complete this form.
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*The time and format of sessions are subject to change.
The programme of studies for this course includes:
- Introduction to Humanitarian Aid
- Project cycle and needs assessment in Humanitarian Aid
- Epidemiological indicators and alert detection
- Outbreak investigation
- WASH response in Humanitarian settings
- Logistics in Humanitarian responses
- Response to Natural Disasters
- Humanitarian response in conflict settings
- Humanitarian challenges and dilemmas
- Mass casualty Plan
- Response to a Complex Emergency
- Initial Humanitarian Response to Displaced Populations
*Subject to change