Module 4 - Humanitarian Crisis and Mass Gathering

A Complex Emergency Situation (CES) is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide live in areas affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and man-made crises. This training course in Humanitarian Crisis and Mass Gathering aims at providing the epidemiological tools to quantify the degree to which risk factors and humanitarian interventions affect population health in a crisis.

Date & Place: 25 – 29 May 2015, Amman Cham Hotel, Amman, Jordan


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Learning objectives:

At the end of the week, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the measures of occurrence and health indicators in emergencies.
  • Conduct rapid assessment in emergency situations for identifying public health priorities.
  • Plan and implement early warning and response systems.
  • Learn and apply sampling methods and population size estimation.
  • Learn principles of vaccination coverage, nutrition and mortality surveys.
  • Understand the principles of surveillance in mass gatherings and epidemic intelligence

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