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Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds KARL BLANCHET: We have now reached the end of our course Health in Humanitarian Crises. I really hope you have enjoyed its content and the diversity of its resources and experts you had access to. Over the last three weeks, we have heard from a wide range of professionals discussing the best ways to respond to humanitarian crises, what trends are likely to emerge in the future, and how we as humanitarian actors can be better prepared to meet these changing needs. You also looked at the challenges of implementing humanitarian interventions in different crises context through various case studies to understand why interventions had an effect and where they had not.

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Together, we have reflected on the importance of prioritising health interventions in humanitarian crises and have seen how programmatic evaluations and research can be conducted in these settings. We have also explored how humanitarianism is expected to change the future by looking at health and technology innovations. I’d like to thank you all for joining our course and for participating so eagerly in discussions with both our team and our peers. In addition, I would like to thank you, all the people who contributed to this course and helped to make it a success. Over the last decade, our generation has witnessed an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises worldwide.

Skip to 1 minute and 40 seconds Our hope is that we can learn from such difficult and tragic events and use these lessons to implement people-centered and culturally sensitive health interventions, leading to a future where no one is left behind.

Ending remarks for the course

We hope you have enjoyed the course as much as we did!

In this final week we learned about the ways in which the humanitarian sector will have to adapt to shifting needs of populations in the future, and the role different actors may play in these changes. We also heard about some of the new and exciting innovations to help us with this.

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For more information check out our Live Q&A video, recorded during an earlier run of this course, here. Lead educator Karl Blanchet, and assistant professor Adrienne Testa discuss the main themes and questions raised during this course. Also, gain access to the course materials even after the course has ended, by joining our Open Study Platform.


We would like to thank you for taking the time to learn with us and participating in our course. Your knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and wealth of experience has made for some very thought-provoking and dynamic conversations. We hope that that you are able to take what you have learned out into the world, regardless of your personal or professional context.

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Health in Humanitarian Crises

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