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Online course Public and Environmental Health in Emergencies

Short or summer course

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This course aims to instruct participants on how to critically design WASH responses to humanitarian crises while focusing on protecting public health.

This will be achieved through:

  • An overview of the basics of environmental health and epidemiology
  • An in-depth description of WASH approaches, including technical interventions, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, community engagement
  • The design of an evidence-based and people-centred phased approach to humanitarian WASH interventions.

The learning objectives are to:

  • Explain the link between public health and the environment in the WASH sector
  • Select context-appropriate WASH interventions in emergencies, including health care facilities
  • Analyse public health data/sources during different phases of a humanitarian crisis to assess the progression/regression of public health outcomes
  • Design an adequate WASH response (incl. hygiene promotion and behaviour change programmes) during the different phases of a humanitarian crisis focusing on public health outcomes

Syudy subjects include:

  • Introduction to WASH and public health in emergencies
  • Design a WASH response to reduce risks of public health emergencies or to respond to public health crises
  • Epidemiology in emergencies
  • WASH approaches in response to disease outbreaks in emergency contexts
  • WASH in health care facilities

Language

English

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Duration

4 months

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
7 Oct '24 22 Sep '24 22 Sep '24
6 Oct '25 21 Sep '25 21 Sep '25

Contact

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Main address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

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