Humanitarian Health Action

Advanced course: Analysing disrupted health sectors in countries in crisis

Jointly organised by Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Centres for Disease Control (CDC), Save the Children/Merlin, and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Course dates and location

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10 - 21 November 2014

Application deadline

The application deadline is 10 October 2014.

Content of the course

This two week residential training programme for health professionals is focused on the analysis of health systems of countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crises. The following subjects are covered during the course:

  • Complex emergencies: trends, challenges and impact
  • Humanitarian aid and its politics
  • Data and information challenges in crises
  • Challenges of complex emergencies to health systems
  • Health policies, strategies and plans
  • Key components of health systems in a crisis: health financing, the pharmaceutical sector, human resources, management systems etc.
  • The recovery process of the health sector.

Participants profile

The course is intended for health professionals working in or on countries in crisis: health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations. A small number of full scholarships are available for Ministry of Health officials from post-conflict countries.

This short course can be taken on its own. However, the course is accredited through the tropEd network. Participants successfully completing the (optional) exam can gain 4 ECTS credits towards a Masters Degree.