Health Emergencies in Large Populations

From Monday, 05 Mar 2018 to Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Course was created in 1986 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to upgrade professionalism in humanitarian assistance programmes conducted in emergency situations.

The course provides a multi-cultural disciplinary learning experience geared towards addressing the key thematic areas in health taking into account emerging issues globally. So far, the course has been facilitated in various parts of Latin America, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe and Africa.

Course Language: Course will be in English
Date: 5th—16th March 2018
Venue: Boma Inn, Nairobi, Kenya

Training Fee: KSH 200,000 (USD 2200)

Course Objective 

To train professionals in the principles and practices of humanitarian action in response to disasters and humanitarian crises, with focus on needs, Public health, health care and ethics and contribute to academic training, research and development in humanitarian action.  

Target Group 

Since 1986, approximately 2500 health professionals and humanitarian aid workers from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, United Nations agencies, NGOs, Ministries of Health, Armed Forces Medical Services and academic institutions have attended the HELP course.

It is intended for healthprofessionals and/or professionals involved in humanitarian action and emergency response for large scale health emergencies including doctors, nurses, nutritionists, environmental engineers, epidemiologists and public health o­fficers. Participants with experience in humanitarian response, those working in countries affected by war or natural disasters and in management of humanitarian assistance or emergency programmes are encouraged to apply.

Learning Methods

Lectures, case studies, focus group discussions, presentations, Field work and scenario-based learning and simulations.

Application Procedure

To apply for the HELP Course, duly filled application forms should be submitted via email: For further information regarding HELP Course, visit ourwebsite: or


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