Johns Hopkins University
Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1
Johns Hopkins University

Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 1

This course is part of Foundations of Global Health Specialization

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Gilbert Burnham, MD
Mija Ververs

Instructors: Gilbert Burnham, MD

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There are 10 modules in this course

In this module we will define what we mean by disasters, hazards, risks and vulnerabilities. We look at patterns and trends and understand the role of public health in disasters.

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6 videos4 readings1 quiz

There are many humanitarian actors that play a role in a disaster. This module describes many of them and also looks at various coordination models that are used.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module describes the burden of, and mechanisms of, sanitation and water-related diseases in humanitarian crises. We also illustrate the various strategies and priorities that can be used to reduce outbreaks of those diseases.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz

Disasters affect livelihoods. This module illustrates how and what livelihoods strategies families use to cope with a crisis. We also describe what food security entails and ways to assess it. We look at various livelihoods support programs that can be used in disaster settings.

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4 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module looks at who is at risk to become malnourished in a disaster context and why that is the case. We will describe various types of malnutrition, the treatment and various preventative actions.

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5 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module examines the patterns of disease in affected populations. We will understand how the changes in population characteristics as well as life styles have changed the nature of the burden of disease populations from that of predominantly communicable to a pattern of non communicable diseases.

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4 videos1 quiz

Disasters put special strains on the provision of health services as demands increase and resources to meet these needs diminish. The six major components of health services may be each damaged in different ways, and all can require urgent attention. This is all discussed in this module.

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5 videos1 quiz

In this module we talk about shelter and what it means. We describe how and which shelter solutions contribute towards immediate and longer-term recovery of people affected by disasters.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Many disasters cause populations to be displaced. The module on the protection of displaced populations explores the international protection of individuals in relation to public health, human rights, and international humanitarian law.

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

The potential for future disasters is great, and each having important public health components. New resources and new approaches will be needed to address these disasters and to help countries to recover economies and livelihoods. This module discusses the challenges and future directions in humanitarian assistance.

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6 videos1 quiz1 peer review

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4.8 (116 ratings)
Gilbert Burnham, MD
Johns Hopkins University
2 Courses24,277 learners
Mija Ververs
Johns Hopkins University
2 Courses24,277 learners

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