Humanitarian Health Action

Global Health Cluster Trainings

Health Cluster Coordinator training

One of the strategic priorities of the Global Health Cluster is to build capacity of Health Cluster Coordinators (HCCs) and other Health Cluster staff.

The HCC will ensure the good performance of the country health cluster, promoting and upholding the Humanitarian principles and the Principles of partnership. The HCC is accountable to the country representative of the Cluster Lead agency.

The HCC trainings aim to train, prepare and assess potential health cluster coordinators for their future role.


Health Cluster Coordinator Training

A new training package has been designed and will be delivered during the Health Cluster Coordinator training that will take place on 14-20 September 2015 in Divonne-les-Bains, France. It consists of theoretical and practical sessions and a simulation exercise. The training is articulated around the Humanitarian Program Cycle, and aims to strengthen the capacity and skills of participants to coordinate effective, efficient and timely humanitarian health response in countries affected by sudden-onset and protracted emergencies. This course is targeting Health Cluster Coordinators and Health Cluster partners who fulfil cluster coordination roles.

Upon completion of the training participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply key elements of the Transformative Agenda;
  • Understand and apply key elements of Humanitarian Reform in WHO and the implications for the Health Cluster leadership;
  • Be aware of role of the Global Health Cluster Unit in facilitating access to information, guidance and tools;
  • Describe and understand the 6 Core Cluster Functions at country level;
  • Describe and understand the key roles and responsibilities of the Health Cluster Coordination Team;
  • Effectively carry out the tasks and duties associated with their role;
  • Identify their own preferred styles of leadership and the areas they need to develop and strengthen.

This edition of the training is currently full. Other courses are planned to be held in 2016 (dates to be confirmed).


Health Cluster Coordinator training

Past trainings