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The Center for Humanitarian Emergencies is a partnership between CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch and the Rollins School of Public Health that drives global collaboration, research and evidence based training to improve the lives and well-being of populations impacted by humanitarian emergencies. - Center for Humanitarian Emergencies: http://www.che.emory.edu/ - CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch: http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/healthprotection/errb/index.html This course covers the technical and management principles that are the basis of planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs for acutely displaced populations in developing countries. The emphasis is on refugees in camp situations. The course includes modules on assessment, nutrition, epidemiology of major health problems, surveillance, and program management in the context of an international relief operation. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to: 1. Describe a complex humanitarian crisis in terms of magnitude, person, time and place. 2. Calculate basic epidemiology measures. 3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiological data within the context of CHE. 4. Develop public health programs and strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the community being served. 5. Identify internal and external problems that may affect the delivery of essential public health services in a CHE. 6. Identify the different technical areas in a public health response in CHEs....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Setting the Stage: Refugees, Displaced Persons, Conflict, and Complex Emergencies

Defining complex humanitarian emergencies, the top priorities and response, and main actors involved....
Reading
5 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
What are CHEs/Top Priorities12m
Major Actors8m
Data Collection in Emergencies11m
Overview/Summary1m
Reading2 readings
Getting Started10m
Readings & Resources45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
MODULE 1 Quiz12m
Week
2
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2 hours to complete

Healthcare in the Emergency Phase

Mental health programming for populations impacted by emergencies, reproductive health, food and nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene....
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Reproductive Health8m
Food and Nutrition10m
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene14m
Overview/Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Readings and Resources45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
MODULE 2 QUIZ16m
Week
3
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2 hours to complete

Disease Control

Disease control, and communicable non-communicable diseases....
Reading
8 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Vaccine Preventable Diseases / Measles10m
Malaria Control8m
Infectious Disease Emergency Response8m
Communicable Diseases - Acute Respiratory Infections10m
Non-Communicable Diseases8m
Overview/Summary1m
Supplementary: Diarrheal Diseases: A true life example from Haiti, 204m
Reading1 reading
Readings and Resources45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
MODULE 3 QUIZ18m
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4
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2 hours to complete

Program Management

Overview of an essential component of emergency management - program management....
Reading
5 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Logistics Part I9m
Logistics, Part II8m
Mental Health Aid Workers7m
Wrap Up3m
Reading1 reading
Readings and Resources45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
MODULE 4 QUIZ16m

Instructors

Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Hubert Department of Global Health. Rollins School of Public Health. Director, Center for Humanitarian Emergencies.

Cyrus Shahpar

Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine & Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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