Managing Primary Healthcare Services in Emergencies

The Managing Primary Healthcare Services in Emergencies program equips residents with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage primary healthcare services in emergencies.

The overall objective of this program is to provide knowledge and skills to build the capacity of public health professionals to manage primary healthcare services effectively and efficiently during emergencies. The total duration of this program is three months, composed of five weeks of In class/online study and seven weeks of field work

Learning Outcomes

  1. Maintain the functions and manage primary healthcare services, including immunization programs, environmental health interventions and women and child health services
  2. Apply epidemiological methods to identify and manage communicable and non-communicable diseases during emergencies
  3. Rapidly assess, and effectively respond to, the nutritional consequences of emergencies on the affected population

Field Work

Residents spend seven weeks in the field work in order to be exposed to real-life situations and to practice the skills they gain with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. The following field projects are expected to be conducted during the field work period:

  1. Assess the preparedness and business continuity during emergencies in one (or more) health care services
  2. Participate in responding to public health emergencies
  3. Prepare an emergency response report

Targeted Group

The target audience of this programs are public health professionals working for ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, and humanitarian agencies. this programs will also be valuable for those looking for a career in emergency management.

Duration: 3 Months
Courses: 5
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Residents who complete the three-month program requirements will be awarded Technical diploma issued by International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and accredited by Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Courses In This Program