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Short Course on Public Health in Complex Emergencies (PHCE)

March 7, 2011 to March 19, 2011
Beirut, Lebanon - American University of Beirut(AUB), faculty of Helath Sciences

Phone: 00961 1 374 374 ext 4627
Event Type: short-course
Organized By: Zeina Mohanna

The Public Health in Complex Emergencies is a 12-day course aiming at improving the quality of public health assistance available to refugees and displaced persons involved in emergencies. It focuses on sharpening practical, problem-based skills in an interactive group setting to help participants become well-informed decision-makers and managers of public health policy in complex emergencies.

Applications are to be sent to:
Zeina Mohanna - zeina.mohanna(at)aub.edu.lb, 00961 1 374 374 (ext 4627)

PHCE is a two-week residential training program designed to strengthen the public health skills and knowledge of:

* NGO staff who are responsible now (or may be in the near future) for making decisions that affect the health of refugees and internally displaces persons.
* District Medical Officers and other Ministry of Health staff working in regions affected by complex emergencies.
* Staff from international and governmental organizations instrumental in planning services for people affected by complex emergencies.

The ten modules that make up the course are:

Context of Emergencies Reproductive Health

Epidemiology Psychosocial Health

Communicable Disease Weapons, Violence & Trauma

Environmental Health Protection and Security

Nutrition Coordination

Tuition includes course fees, accommodation, all meals, and reading and reference materials is $2,400. Fee for locals who do not require accommodation is $1600. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information kindly check:

* PHCE website: http://www.phcetraining.org
* FHS-AUB website: http://fhs.aub.edu.lb

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