Summer Short Course – Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, July 15-19th, UW Campus

HEALTH IN COMPLEX HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES 

July 15 – 19, 2013  –  Seattle, Washington

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

For more information visit the course website:                 

Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

 

To register through Professional and Continuing Education (PCE):

Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) Registration

 

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

 

Sponsored by:

University of Washington – Department of Global Health and Professional and Continuing Education (PCE)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Center for Global Health, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch

Course Co-Chairs:

David Townes, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington

Medical Epidemiologist, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health and Medical Technical Advisor, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, United States Agency for International Development

 

Mark Anderson, MD, MPH

Deputy Branch Chief, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cyrus Shahpar, MD, MBA, MPH

Medical Officer, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCDR, United States Public Health Service

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