This course aims to teach technical and management principles regarding the planning, implementing, and evaluating of health programs for displaced populations in developing countries, in particular refugee camps. Students will discuss assessment, nutrition, epidemiology of major health programs, surveillance, and program management for relief operations. This program is geared towards health professionals looking to work in international development and development professionals with a background in health. The goal of the program is to equip students to understand the health needs of refugees and displaced people and to develop and implement appropriate programs and responses for these needs.
This course was developed as part of Emory University’s Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, which is a collaboration between CDC’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch and the Rollins School of Public Health. It is taught by Dabney P. Evans and Cyrus Shahpar and is considered an intermediate level course.