"Now, if taken by surprise, I really have the confidence to respond to an emergency situation and I know where to start… We have recently been awarded a nutrition grant from WHO… and because of this training I was selected to lead on the programme".
– Rachel M., Programme Manager, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Tanzania
Health capabilities in countries affected by disaster or conflict can become severely challenged. Individuals can become vulnerable to a range of health risks and problems from: child mortality to epidemics such as malaria; from HIV to mental health; and more.
Sustaining health of communities is fundamental and requires a professional response. Planning, integration, monitoring and evaluation and mobilising communities, are all key elements.
This six-month diploma, accredited by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is designed to equip humanitarian health and nutrition staff with the skills, knowledge and experience to plan and coordinate health and nutrition responses.
This course combines distance learning with classroom-based training and immersive simulations. You will be paired with a mentor for expert additional support, and we will help you to identify and undertake placements, where you can put your skills into practice.
Who is it for?
- Be a programme manager, coordinator, team leader or technical adviser (or similar), currently working in health or nutrition programmes
- Have a relevant degree (nursing, public health, nutrition, medicine etc)
- Have at least five years’ professional experience working in the health and/ or nutrition sector
- Be committed to the full duration of the programme- including a two-week residential
- Have support from your line manager and organisation to attend the course
If you meet all of these criteria and are passionate about strengthening your ability to deliver health and nutrition humanitarian responses, then we would encourage you to apply.