Our next FutureLearn course, available free to all School students and the general public, is titled Health in Humanitarian Crises and has been developed by the School research centre of the same name.
Humanitarian crises present a number of distinct challenges for public health interventions and research. These include violence and insecurity, mass population displacement, severely deteriorated daily living conditions and impoverishment. They can also cause sudden and widespread disruption to health services and the broader health system, and limit domestic access to human, financial and technical resources alongside an increasing need to coordinate aid from outside the country.
The course will begin on 6th February 2016, lasting for a period of 3 weeks, and is designed to answer key questions including:
- What are the key health needs in humanitarian crises?
- How can we develop responses to health needs in humanitarian settings with maximum impact?
- How will we respond to health needs in the future?
For more information and to sign up, visit the Health in Humanitarian Crises course page.