Online course: Public Health in Humanitarian Crises

Created by Johns Hopkins University

This course introduces a set of public health problems experienced by people affected by natural disasters and/or conflict. It discusses the many changes in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, ranging from changes in disease patterns, access to health care, livelihoods, shelter, sanitary conditions, nutritional status, etc. 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.

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