Public Health Emergency Management

The Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) is constantly being affected by public health emergencies, such as humanitarian crises, disease outbreaks, and natural and man-made disasters. Over 77.5 million people in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) have been affected by natural disasters, including floods, droughts, and earthquakes in the last four decades. Ongoing wars, eruptions of violence, and disease outbreaks are affecting the EMR, thereby increasing the region’s vulnerability and complexity.

Currently, over half of the countries in the EMR are directly under the impact of one or more complex emergency, while the others are affected by displacement and are at risk of imported health problems. By the end of October 2015, the EMR was a host to over 20 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), and 9 million refugees, mainly due to man-made and natural disasters. In a vulnerable environments, such as that of the EMR, there is an urgent need for effective public health interventions in order to decrease the probability and severity of public health emergencies in the region.

As the need for emergency preparedness in the EMR is evident, so is the need for robust public health emergency management mechanisms, in addition to including the recent advances which have been present in education and training on disaster management. The aim of this program is to enable those responding to health emergencies to expand their knowledge and utilize scientific methods to learn and apply best practices in challenging conditions.

The program in Public Health Emergency Management accommodates the specific needs of countries in the EMR which are constantly encountered in public health emergencies. This program aims to fill in the regional gap in knowledge and practices related to public health interventions during emergencies as it becomes even more paramount for response.

Public Health Emergency Management Programs

The training in Public Health Emergency Management consists of three programs, with three months duration for each program.

Participant who complete the three-month program requirements will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma Certificate (PGDC). Other participants who complete the nine-month programs requirements will be awarded a Higher Diploma Certificate (HDC) issued by International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and accredited by Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Eligibility criteria

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in health, medicine, behavioural, or social sciences, or any other related field of science.
  2. Preferably with work experience in a health-related field.
  3. Demonstrated ability to study in English.

Training Programs

International Academy of Public Health
5 courses

Basics of Public Health Emergency Management

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International Academy of Public Health
5 courses

Public Health Risk Management

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International Academy of Public Health
5 courses

Managing Primary Healthcare Services in Emergencies

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