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Public Health in Emergencies
Nutrition in Emergencies
Culture, Communication and Health
Mainstreaming HIV/Aids Workshop

NGO HQ Security Management Workshop
Environmental Health: Principles & Practice
Sanitation in Emergencies
Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment in Emergencies


Course Title Public Health in Emergencies
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Public Health in Emergencies and Disasters
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Southwell House, London, UK
Objectives/
Content
An overview of health care in emergencies, including: context issues; project management; nutrition and food policy; communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS; health information systems and basic epidemiology; immunisation; environmental health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; drug policy and supply; psychological issues; reproductive health; relevant assessment and programme planning, monitoring, surveillance and evaluation.
Next Beginning 5 - 12 May 2006
6 - 13 October 2006
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 7 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile
Health workers (all professional groups) working in or wishing to work in disaster relief, non-health workers involved in supporting health programmes in disaster relief settings
Requirements
Structure Combines lectures and presentations from experienced aid workers with a variety of participatory training methods such as, simulation exercises, case-studies, group discussions
Teaching staff Lead facilitators and sessional trainers have extensive experience in their particular fields as well as being skilled trainers.
Coordinator Marion Birch
Cooperation Run inconjunction with MERLIN United Kingdom
Course fee Fees includes accommodation.
£450 Individuals, £600 Organisations
For further
information

E-mail: training@redr.org
Internet: http://www.redr.org/london/training/courseDescription/06100PHinE.htm

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Course Title Nutrition in Emergencies
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Disaster Management
Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Language English
Degree, Credits International Health Exchange, London
Location
Objectives/
Content
By the end of the course you will able to:

* identify the common types of malnutrition encountered in humanitarian emergencies
* define food security and broadly describe various ways of measuring it s
* draw on a common conceptual framework for malnutrition and outline what is included at each stage, and the important relationships with other sectors
* describe the common micronutrient deficiencies and how they are prevented
* outline some frequently used methods for measuring food security
* describe the main considerations when planning an anthropometric nutrition survey
* outline what is involved in a supplementary and therapeutic feeding centre, when they should be set up, and their advantages and disadvantages
* identify the issues that need to be considered when setting up a general ration distribution, both in terms of content and process.

Next Beginning February 2007
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile
Health workers (all professional groups) working in or wishing to work in emergency relief, non-health workers involved in supporting health programmes in emergency relief settings.
Requirements
Structure Combines lectures and presentations from experienced aid workers with a variety of participatory training methods such as, simulation exercises, case-studies, group discussions
Teaching staff Lead facilitators and sessional trainers have extensive experience in their particular fields as well as being skilled trainers.
Coordinator Marion Birch
Cooperation Run inconjunction with MERLIN and Nutritionworks United Kingdom
Course fee £250 GBP Individuals / £540 GBP Organizations (with accommodation)
£ 175 Individuals £ 300 Organizations (without accommodation)
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information
E-mail: training@redr.org
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Course Title Culture, Communication and Health
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Determinants: Socio-cultural aspects
Management: Intercultural Communication
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Southwell House, London
Objectives/
Content
Next Beginning  
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile
Health workers (all professional groups) working in or wishing to work in emergency relief, non-health workers involved in supporting health programmes in emergency relief settings.
Requirements
Structure Combines lectures and presentations from experienced aid workers with a variety of participatory training methods such as, simulation exercises, case-studies, group discussions
Teaching staff Lead facilitators and sessional trainers have extensive experience in their particular fields as well as being skilled trainers.
Coordinator Marion Birch
Course fee £225 Individuals £350 Organisations (with accommodation)
£175 Individuals £300 Organisations (without accommodation)
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information
Email: info@ihe.org.uk
Internet: http://www.ihe.org.uk/cchleaf.htm
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Course Title Mainstreaming HIV/Aids Workshop
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location London
Objectives/
Content
This course considers the history of the pandemic, HIV/AIDS as a cross cutting issue in humanitarian contexts and implications for mainstreaming. It considers mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in four key sectors in humanitarian assistance: health, food security and nutrition, environmental health and education, strategies for addressing particular issues such as stigma and recent information in changing areas such as antiretroviral drugs. It concludes by giving organisations a chance to consider the issue in the light of their own institution.

Sessions will cover:

  • The history of the pandemic: present situation and future scenario: epidemiology and best predictions
  • Aids as a cross-cutting issue
  • HIV/Aids in humanitarian assistance
  • HIV/Aids in health programs: key issues, experience to date and future perspectives
  • HIV/Aids in food security, nutrition and food aid programs: key issues, experience to date and future perspectives
  • HIV/AIDS in environmental health programs (including shelter and site planning): key issues, experience to date and future perspectives
  • HIV/AIDS in education programs: key issues, experience to date and future perspectives
  • Strategies for addressing specific issues: risky coping strategies, stigma and discrimination
  • Ongoing debates, advocacy and research: ARVs, breastfeeding and other issues
  • Case studies
  • What now? The institutional spiderweb exercise
Next Beginning 9 - 11 June 2006
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile
This course is primarily designed for program and project managers but would be useful for any humanitarian worker seeking to integrate considerations of HIV/AIDS into their day-to-day work, and is open to anyone with an interest in the subject.
Structure Participatory training methods will be used including group exercises, based on situations typically encountered in the field, and focused discussion. The course will be intensive but opportunities for informal discussion are built into the programme. As with all RedR-IHE courses we are keen to involve participants as much as possible and we encourage participants to share their experience.
Cooperation Run inconjunction with MERLIN United Kingdom
Course fee Organisational rate: £485 GBP
Individual rate: £225 GBP
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information

E-mail: training@redr.org
Internet: http://www.redr.org/london/training/courseDescription/EADHIV.htm

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Course Title NGO HQ Security Management Workshop
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: NGO Management
Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Hassocks, UK
Objectives/
Content
The aim of the Security Management Workshop is to enhance the skills of those responsible for security management, so that their organisations and staff can operate more effectively and safely and thereby contribute to more effective relief and development programmes.
The content of the three day workshop is comprised of core sessions on key topics. In addition, there will be a focus on specific risks that agencies face.
In terms of structure, the workshop will have two facilitators and a number of invited speakers with experience and knowledge of specific issues. However, the event will be in the hands of the participants, who are encouraged to bring along their security plans/guidelines as well as other relevant questions and concerns so that these can be addressed at the workshop.
The main modules of the workshop will be:
  • Managing for Security
  • Context Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Strategies
  • ncident Reporting and Analysis
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Specific Threat Modules
  • Crisis Management
Next Beginning 15 - 18 May 2006
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile
RedR-IHE is offering a 3 day NGO Security Management Workshop for senior managers or staff responsible for managing security at HQ/Head Office level within their organisation. This workshop will focus on some of the issues faced by NGOs such as Crisis Management and Remote Management of programmes.
Course fee cost to be confirmed
For further
information

E-mail: training@redr.org
Internet:http://www.redr.org/london/training/securityProgramme/courses/ngoSMW.htm

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Course Title Environmental Health: Principles & Practice
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Disaster Management
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Sunbury-on-Thames, UK
Objectives/
Content

RedR-IHE's Environmental Health Modules

  • Module 1 (EH1) - Environmental Health: Principles & Practice
  • Module 2 (EH2) - Sanitation in Emergencies (see below)
  • Module 3 (EH3) - Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment in Emergencies (see below)

* The three courses can be undertaken in one go - it will be a very intensive but rewarding 9 days of training. There is a discounted rate if you are attending all three modules at the individual rate - please click here for further information.
* We would strongly recommend that module one (EH1) is undertaken first, as the principles and practice are fundamental to the provision of water and sanitation in an emergency
* Each module is also fully self-contained and can be undertaken individually without any loss of learning.
* EH1 puts the other two modules into context and will allow you to understand why technical interventions are undertaken in an emergency relief situation.
* EH1 covers the topics of programme management and intersector coordination which is key to ensuring a successful intervention.

Module 1 (EH1) - Environmental Health: Principles & Practice: The overall aim of the course is to improve participants' understanding of the principles and practicalities relating water and sanitation to health in humanitarian relief operations. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the links between water, sanitation and health
  • understand the nature of, and the threats posed by, environmental diseases;
  • understand the importance and main elements of hygiene-promotion;
  • outline minimum standards for the delivery of relief within the environmental health sector;
  • develop a plan for effective implementation of environmental health programmes in disaster relief.
Next Beginning 6 - 9 July 2006
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile
  • Humanitarian workers: this course is an ideal introduction to environmental health for humanitarian workers of all disciplines, levels and experience.
  • Engineers working in their home countries who want to adapt their skills to relief work.
  • Anyone who has already worked in humanitarian relief or is intending to do so, and wants to improve on or learn new environmental health skills.
Course fee

Organisational rate: £490 GBP
Individual rate: £300 GBP
Both rates include all food, accommodation, training and training materials from the evening of Thursday 6th July to the afternoon of Sunday 9th July.
Discounted rate: £855 if you are attending all three modules at the individual rate

For further
information

E-mail: training@redr.org
Internet: http://www.redr.org/london/training/courseDescription/envhlth1.htm

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Course Title Sanitation in Emergencies
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Disaster Management
Health Determinants: Water and Sanitation
Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Health Research and Methods: Vector Control
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Sunbury-on-Thames, UK
Objectives/
Content

RedR-IHE's Environmental Health Modules

  • Module 1 (EH1) - Environmental Health: Principles & Practice (see course description above)
  • Module 2 (EH2) - Sanitation in Emergencies
  • Module 3 (EH3) - Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment in Emergencies (see course description below)

Module 2 (EH2) - Sanitation in Emergencies: The aim of the course is to enhance the ability of relief workers to prevent or control the spread of disease by environmental sanitation measures, as well as the control of disease vectors (mosquitoes, flies, rats, etc.).

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • understand key sanitation and vector related diseases which affect displaced populations;
  • appreciate the range of possible sanitation and vector-borne disease control measures;
  • implement practical measures to prevent or control sanitation-related and vector-borne diseases.

Effective sanitation is essential to provide a healthy and acceptable environment for people to live in when disaster strikes. The course will look at a range of sanitation interventions to reduce people's exposure to disease including the safe disposal of human excreta, refuse and wastewater and the provision of washing facilities. There are dangers in assuming that the control of disease vectors is simply achieved through spraying insecticide and poisoning rats. Many factors including geography, climate, population density, the lapse of time, the presence of water, immunity, insecticide resistance all have a bearing on vector and pest control in emergency situations. The course will provide guidelines and suggest actions that can be taken when faced with the need to control disease vectors.

Next Beginning 9 - 12 July 2006
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile

Everyone working in emergency relief, particularly those involved in environmental health, should be aware of the vital disease-prevention measures that can be taken to maintain and improve the health of people stricken by disaster. This course is an ideal introduction to environmental sanitation and vector control for relief workers of all disciplines. It is also highly recommend for engineers working in their home countries who want to adapt their skills to relief work. It is open to people who have already worked in humanitarian relief or those who are intending to do so.
Experienced relief workers are very welcome and encouraged to share their experience.

Course fee

Organisational rate: £490 GBP
Individual rate: £300 GBP
Both rates include all food, accommodation, training and training materials from the evening of Thursday 9th July to the afternoon of Sunday 12th July.
Discounted rate: £855 if you are attending all three modules at the individual rate

For further
information

E-mail: training@redr.org
Internet: http://www.redr.org/london/training/courseDescription/envhlth2.htm

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Course Title Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment in Emergencies
Institution London: International Health Exchange (IHE)
Country United Kingdom
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Disaster Management
Health Determinants: Water and Sanitation
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Guildford, Surrey, UK
Objectives/
Content

RedR-IHE's Environmental Health Modules

  • Module 1 (EH1) - Environmental Health: Principles & Practice (see course description above)
  • Module 2 (EH2) - Sanitation in Emergencies (see course description above)
  • Module 3 (EH3) - Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment in Emergencies

Module 3 (EH3) - Water Suppy, Distribution & Treatment in Emergencies: The overall aim of the course is to develop participants' practical skills in the design and installation of emergency water supplies in humanitarian relief operations.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • design a water supply system for people affected by disaster
  • carry out site surveys, including pipeline surveys, using simple hand-held implements
  • install the Oxfam emergency water supply system

A safe and adequate water supply is essential for survival in emergency situations and the development of an adequate water supply is often a high priority. In consequence, it is absolutely vital that relief workers have the practical competence to select and install the most appropriate solution matched to the circumstances. This course focuses very much on the practical aspects of developing an emergency water supply. You will have an opportunity to survey and design a pipeline, install a basic pumping station and delivery pipe, erect an Oxfam tank to receive the water, select a treatment system, install a simple distribution system and use Oxfam's emergency water supply packages. The practical exercises will be supervised by experienced RedR-IHE engineers.

Next Beginning 13 - 16 July 2006
Appl. Deadline 2 weeks prior to course
Duration 3 days
No. of
Participants
18-20
Participants'
Profile

The course is suitable for participants from a wide variety of backgrounds intending to work in humanitarian relief. It is also highly recommend for engineers working in their home countries who want to adapt their skills to relief work. It is open to people who have already worked in humanitarian relief or those who are intending to do so.
People with experience in water supply often find courses of this kind useful and are very welcome to take part and share their experiences.

Course fee

Organisational rate: £490 GBP
Individual rate: £350 GBP
Both rates include all food, accommodation, training and training materials from the evening of Thursday 13th July to the afternoon of Sunday 16th July.
Discounted rate: £855 if you are attending all three modules at the individual rate

For further
information

E-mail: training@redr.org
Internet: http://www.redr.org/london/training/courseDescription/envhlth3.htm

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