This course, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1, introduces discussions about the public health approach to problems experienced by people affected by disasters, both natural and related to conflict. The course discusses the many changes which occur in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, ranging from changes in disease patterns, access to health care, livelihoods, shelter, sanitary conditions, nutritional status, etceteras. We will explore what humanitarian interventions could look like if we want to mitigate the effects of disasters. The course content is a mix of theoretical knowledge and many practical examples from recent disasters. We think this course is unique because it contains so many practical ‘real-life’ examples and is taught by instructors and guest lecturers who together have over 200 years of experience in this field.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES 1
It was a totally new domain for me to learn, Very informative and very very well articulated. Even a person like me who knew almost nothing about it, is now interested in working in it. Thanks a lot.
I think this is the perfect springboard for entry level humanitarian professionals who considering a career in humanitarian aid, and global and public health
This was my first full online course ever! I was hesitant to take it as such but realized this was really worth it and I'm now into more similar courses!
The course was really interesting. I think that probably it could require more peer-reviewed assignments in order to be perfect.
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