Learn from the Pros: A New MOOC on Humanitarian Crises

As humanitarian crises grow more complex, a new, multisectoral skillset is required for responders: Public health professionals must understand shelter; engineers must understand how diseases spread.

Inspired by real-world experience, this approach led to a new, free, online Public Health in Humanitarian Crises course. Co-creators Gilbert Burnham and Mija-Tesse Ververs, both with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, told GHN about the course for those interested in the health needs of people affected by conflict and disaster.

The massive online open course (MOOC) covers health care and disease management, humanitarian coordination, water and sanitation, food security, and shelter and human rights. The free Coursera course takes an estimated 11-15 hours to complete and is open anytime, anywhere in the world.

Source: Dayna Kerecman Myers, Global Health NOW

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