Humanitarian Health Action

Training Content

The training covers seven segments, each of which is comprised of several individual modules.

Segment A: The Humanitarian Context

  • A1: The International humanitarian system
  • A2: International human rights law and international humanitarian law
  • A3: Protection of internally displaced persons and refugees in crises
  • A4: Humanitarian reform
  • A5: Mechanisms and tools for joint action

Segment B: Health Information in Emergencies

  • B1: Managing health information
  • B2: Analysing disrupted health systems
  • B3: Rapid health assessment
  • B4: Health and nutritional tracking

Segment C: Public Health issues, assessment and interventions

  • C1: Cross-cutting issues: gender, HIV/AIDS and other issues
  • C2: Communicable diseases and immunization
  • C3: Nutrition
  • C4: Maternal, newborn and child health
  • C5: Reproductive health
  • C6: Mental health
  • C7: Chronic diseases
  • C8: Environmental health, water and sanitation and radiation

Segment D: Planning for Health Action

  • D1: Strategies and tools for health planning
  • D2: Developing health projects
  • D3: Mobilizing resources
  • D4: Standard operating procedures for health emergency work

Segment E: Communicating and Negotiating Health Action in Crises

  • E1: Public health communication and crisis communication
  • E2: Interpersonal communication and team dynamics
  • E3: Humanitarian negotiation
  • E4: Media management

Segment F: Operational Effectiveness

  • F1: Introduction to field security, UN security system and security phases
  • F2: Safety and security during deployment
  • F3: Global positioning system and map reading
  • F4: Information technology and Communications
  • F5: Health and hygiene in the field
  • F6: Preparing for field deployment

Segment G: Simulation Exercise

  • G1: Case study: Welcome to Zambre
  • G2: Learning points