Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Course Training
The International Center for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) held a 10 Days training course that kicked off from 8-19 May 2017 at the Boma Hotel Nairobi. The course brought together 13 participants from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ministry of Health (MOH), Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and South Sudan Red Cross Society.
The targeted audience for this course included medical and public health practitioners and humanitarian workers.
This course aims to train professionals in the principles and practice of humanitarian action in response to disasters and humanitarian crises. On completion of the course, participants will gain skills and knowledge in needs assessments, public health, health care and ethnics and contribute to academic training, research and development in humanitarian action.
Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) -is a two-week course on the provision of humanitarian relief during disasters, armed conflicts and other complex crises. It was created in 1986 by ICRC, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Geneva, to professionalize the delivery of humanitarian assistance during emergencies, and to promote professional ethics and humanitarian principles.