Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies


About the trainings

DCE runs regular five-day intensive short courses on Communicable diseases in emergencies targeting health coordinators or medical advisers working in humanitarian emergencies for Ministries of Health, NGOs, UN agencies, international organizations, universities, technical institutions and donor agencies.

The subjects and purpose

Subjects covered include: principles of infectious disease transmission, risk assessment, surveillance, outbreak investigation and response, infection control, social mobilization, pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases, malaria and other vector borne-diseases, measles and other vaccine preventable diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, pandemic influenza, natural disasters. Course are usually run in various locations in collaboration with universities or NGOs.

Trainings aim to provide participants with the necessary technical and practical skills to develop and implement communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control activities in emergency settings. Trainings offer a practical approach and are based on direct field experience of the facilitators using a mixture of case studies, role plays, videos, presentations and practical exercises.

Recent trainings on Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Emergencies and Disasters

- Place: Sydney, Australia (joint course with the UNSW, 26-30 November 2012)

- Place: London, United Kingdom (joint course with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 26-30 March 2012)

Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies:WHO guidelines for EWARN implementation

Contact us

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1211 Geneva 27
Fax: +(41) 22 7914777