Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 2

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  • Module 1: Disease Outbreak Management (Kevin Clarke)
    • This module describes features and strategies to detect disease outbreaks and the key aspects of an effective outbreak response.
  • Module 2: Maternal and Newborn Health (Hannah Tappis)
    • Maternal and newborn health care is an essential component of humanitarian health response. This module explains why and lists the key interventions at different phases of an emergency.
  • Module 3: Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance (Les Roberts)
    • This module explains the importance and use of surveys and surveillance in humanitarian crises and uses many practical examples to illustrate the concepts.
  • Module 4: Humanitarian Principles (Gilbert Burnham)
    • This module describes the core humanitarian principles, their origin and explains how ethics can guide humanitarian decision-making.
  • Module 5: International Health Regulations and the Global Health Security Agenda (Lauren Sauer)
    • Disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies continue to increase in frequency and severity. This module describes the basic concepts of the International Health Regulations and the Global Health Security Agenda. It provides understanding when an emergency is a so-called Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  • Module 6: Humanitarian and Development Nexus (Paul Spiegel)
    • In this module, the humanitarian-development nexus is explained together with the challenges of providing emergency assistance while taking into account the longer-term development needs of the host population and government.
  • Module 7: Infant Feeding in Disasters (Mija Ververs)
    • This module illustrates why infant feeding matters in a disaster setting, what to do and how to identify the warning signs for potential problems on infant feeding in a disaster.
  • Module 8: Humanitarian Project Design (Gilbert Burnham)
    • Planning is necessary for humanitarian emergencies. This module illustrates in practical terms the planning cycle and how this is used in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Module 9: Sexual and Reproductive Health (Hannah Tappis)
    • In each crisis affected populations still have sexual and reproductive health needs. This module describes the essential sexual and reproductive health services at different phases of an emergency.
  • Module 10: Mental Health and Psycho-Social Care (Sarah Murray)
    • Psychosocial and mental health problems are commonly experienced by disaster-affected populations. This module identifies strategies for the identification of psychosocial and mental health problems in displaced populations and provides information on what can be done in the field.
  • Final Project: Responding to a Humanitarian Public Health Crisis
    • In this module, you'll plan a response to a real humanitarian public health crisis.