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Interested in Winter course (9-20 January 2023) Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) at Johns Hopkins University?

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Mija Ververs

JHU and CDC

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1 Nov 2022, 20:01

Interested to become a participant for our Winter course (9-20 January 2023) Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) at Johns Hopkins University? We are going VIRTUAL with easy access.

Check it out Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) and also watch the video. http://hopkinshumanitarianhealth.org/education/help-course/


The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course is offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in joint collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), PAHO/WHO and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. For more than 20 years, the HELP course has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster preparedness and response. The course was founded based on the need for humanitarian workers to acquire a holistic understanding of the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons, and others affected by natural disasters and conflict in order more effectively manage health crises in emergency settings.

The goal of HELP is to create an understanding of the public health needs of populations in disaster and conflict situations. This includes the background, underlying causes, and the dynamics that cause populations to be vulnerable in emergencies. Topics covered during the course include disaster management, food security and nutrition, environmental health, health and surveillance systems, humanitarian ethics, human rights and human security, conflict origins, and security for aid workers.

HELP includes lectures with the sector’s leading practitioners and academics. Through virtual class assignments and group exercises, participants gain important skills necessary for humanitarian response, including skills in epidemiological methods and management of health emergencies.
The two weeks course is held through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA.  
All healthcare and public health professionals working in large-scale health emergencies and humanitarian assistance should consider attending the course.
Previous participants have come from a variety of civil society, governmental, and private organizations and include nurses, physicians, public health professionals and humanitarian aid workers focused on health in humanitarian emergencies.


You can now apply for the course in January 2023 (but be quick). Those that want to attend and are working for a humanitarian NGO might be considered to receive discount on the course fees.
Further details can be found on: http://hopkinshumanitarianhealth.org/education/help-course/

Warm regards, Mija-tesse Ververs

Mija Ververs

JHU and CDC

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18 Nov 2022, 09:58

We still have a few scholarships available to cover almost all of the course fees for participants from outside the U.S. who work for local NGOs, Red Cross or Red Crescent National Societies, Ministries of Health in LIC, etc. The cost for the full online 2023 course, which includes online modules and virtual class sessions, is $1,500. With the scholarship it is only $150. 

You can now apply for the January 2023 course (but be very quick, 2 December is the deadline!). Further details can be found on  http://hopkinshumanitarianhealth.org/education/help-course/

Warm regards, Mija-tesse Ververs

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