The Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P) course is hosted by the Iranian Red Crecsent Society in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the partnership of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (School of Public Health). The H.E.L.P. course is a two-week, graduate-level training course, providing participants with an understanding of the major public health issues to be addressed among populations affected by natural and man-made disasters and conflicts. We celebrated its 3th year conducting the H.E.L.P. course from 27th August to 7th September 2016.
What is innoviated in IRAN HELP course is an exercise with a media simulated report at the end. There are some pictures of the exercise of the 2nd and 3th course on this page.
The H.E.L.P. course was created in 1986 by the International Committee of the Red Cross to enhance professionalism in humanitarian assistance programs conducted in natural disasters and complex emergencies. The courses have been conducted in various parts of Latin America, North America, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe. Since 1986, approximately 3,400 health professionals and humanitarian aid workers from the ICRC, armed forces, United Nations agencies, Ministries of Health, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions have attended the course.
H.E.L.P. Course Topics and Objectives:
The H.E.L.P. course provides participants with the tools, frameworks, and decision-making skills necessary to effectively respond to the needs of populations in emergency situations. The course undergoes rigorous academic and quality reviews to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive, evidence- and competency-based curriculum, incorporating innovative approaches in the planning and delivery of public health interventions.
H.E.L.P. course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Health Service Planning for Emergencies
Communicable Disease Control
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Issues in Emergencies
Nutrition in Emergencies
Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Needs in Emergencies