Humanitarian Health Action

Capacity building on humanitarian health action

Effective humanitarian health action requires people with up-to-date knowledge and skills: people who have the competencies for health crises work. Capacity development takes many forms. The most direct form of capacity building is trainings and workshops that allow direct transmission of knowledge and skills.

WHO offers not only this form of capacity building but is also heavily involved in other aspects, including providing tools and guidelines, networking and monitoring and evaluation.

Public Health Pre-Deployment Course (PHPD)

The course is part of WHO’s commitment to strengthen the capacity of the international humanitarian community to address public health priorities in emergencies and crises. It aims to prepare professionals with experience in public health and related fields to design, implement, manage and/or coordinate health sector emergency response and early recovery programmes in crises situations effectively, efficiently and safely.

Trainings on Health Action in Crises

WHO designs and delivers courses and workshops on key areas of crises management and public health to meet learning needs.

Tools and Guidelines

WHO provides diverse tools and guidelines on health topics which provide hands-on guidance to dealing with health in emergencies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Constant monitoring and evaluation of the capacity of WHO is key to maintaining the momentum of improving and managing performance.

Opportunities for global trainings

Participants are identified by WHO to attend trainings and workshops organized by current key partners.

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.