University of Washington Health In Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (GH590)

Venue: University of Washington

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2012
Registration Date: Jul 06, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 06, 2012
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The focus of this week-long course is public health and epidemiology in refugee and internally displaced populations affected by complex humanitarian emergencies. 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 with an emphasis on refugees in camp situations. Topics include rapid assessment, surveillance, and camp management as well as major health challenges including infectious diseases, nutrition, water and sanitation, and vaccinations in the context of complex humanitarian emergencies. In addition, the role and integration of international, government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) during an international relief operation will be discussed. This course is taught jointly by the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Course is available for academic credit or non-credit.