Iran: Sixth training course to manage health in emergencies held in Tehran

The ICRC Delegation in Iran hosted the 6th round of the International Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and Tehran University, School of Public Health from 9 to 20 November 2019 in Tehran.

The HELP course is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.

While emphasizing managing health problems in emergencies, the two-week course also presented a range of topics, including Project Management Cycle, Communication in Crisis, Public Health Engineering and Humanitarian Coordination, to its 24 participants from 9 different countries, who were professionals from the Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Protection sectors. Participants came not only from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement but also from some International NGOs and UN agencies, as well as students from several Iranian Universities.

The course was offered as a mixture of lectures, discussions and group work. It fostered a collaborative learning environment that allowed participants to share their experiences. This course seeks to provide participants with a set of skills enabling them to make informed decisions when faced with natural or artificial emergencies in the field.

The HELP course is currently offered in nine different sites worldwide. For further information, please consult the HELP home page here.