Health and Humanitarian Response in Complex Emergencies | University of Oxford

Health and Humanitarian Response in Complex Emergencies

Event date
6 Dec 2014 to 7 Dec 2014
Event time
9:00 - 17:00
Refugee Studies Centre
Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road
Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
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Booking required

Complex emergencies can result in movements of populations, widespread malnutrition, disease, mental illness, suffering and other outcomes that trigger humanitarian responses from a wide range of national and international actors. Many deleterious outcomes of complex emergencies could be prevented through effective programming directed toward physical and psychological health and well-being. This two day short course will present critical examination of the normative frameworks for humanitarian responses in addressing the health and well-being of populations in complex emergencies. Alternative approaches to complex emergencies will also be presented and assessed. The topics reviewed in this course will include: appropriate assessments of population health and well-being; community mobilisation; health services; food security and nutritional maintenance; health considerations for shelter and site planning; water and sanitation; the relationship between health and human rights. Case studies and group discussions provide a forum for critical examination of the appropriateness of the reviewed standards and facilitate assessments of alternative ways for addressing: the health needs of populations; community participation; and appropriate programming in complex emergencies. This course is suitable for: experienced practitioners; graduate researchers; parliamentarians and staff; government officials; and personnel of inter-governmental and nongovernmental organisations.

The fee includes tuition, lunch and all course materials. Participants will need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs and arrange any UK entry requirements. Instructions for payment of course fee will be sent with your offer of place. Your place will be confirmed once payment has been received. Offers are made on a first-come-first-served basis to suitably qualified and experienced applicants. Maximum thirty spaces