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Health In Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (G H 590)

Course Description

The focus of this course is public health and epidemiology in refugee and internally displaced populations affected by complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters.

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
  • camp management
  • major health challenges including infectious diseases, nutrition, water and sanitation, and vaccinations in the context of humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters
  • the role and integration of international, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) during an international humanitarian relief operation

For more information visit the course website:
Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies 

To register as an enrolled student at the University of Washington:
Enrolled Students at the University of Washington Registration 

For additional information and questions:
David Townes, MD, MPH, DTM&H
E-Mail: townesd@u.washington.edu 

This course is sponsored by the UW Department of Global Health and the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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