Health and Disaster Risk Reduction: Strengthening Health Systems for Resilient Communities

Venue: Silang, Cavite

Location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 16, 2011
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Health, especially of the poor, needs to be protected, promoted and improved as it is a basic human right. Health is the foundation of individual's security and safety; therefore it is everyone's responsibility. With the advent of disasters and changing environment, demands for health care services have been increasing. This course shall focus on establishing and sustaining a community health system that can strengthen the foundation of safety and reduce health risks, particularly of the most marginalized section of the society. Sustaining a community health system for the poor is strategic to attaining the "health for all" and the goal of "building resilient communities." It calls for a more integrated approach that promotes people's participation in the management of their own health.

Course fee of $2,200 includes tuition fees, full board and accommodation on a twin sharing arrangement (single room accommodation can be requested for additional fee of $10 per day of stay), course-related local travel, materials, field and agency visits and airport transfers.

Application forms can be downloaded from the IIRR website ( sent by email. For further inquiries, please contact:

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118 Philippines
Telephone: 63-46-4143216