Humanitarian Health Action

Assessment for suitability for deployment

Exercise on GPS and Map Reading
Exercise on GPS and Map Reading

Participants are assessed for deployment suitability according to their area of speciality. Course faculty and segment coordinators award one of three ratings:

  • can be deployed immediately;
  • may be deployed alongside stronger team members or;
  • not ready for deployment at current time.

Candidates who fall within the third category may request advice from the training team as to how to improve their chances of being ranked in one of the other two categories.

Candidates in categories 1 and 2 will be nominated for inclusion in the public health response roster.

WHO in its role as the UN specialized agency for health, and based on demands by Member States and partners, has initiated a system of selecting, preparing and deploying public health teams in emergencies. This training is part of this effort.