Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsBAYARD ROBERTS: Welcome to week three. I'm Dr. Bayard Roberts, Associate Professor in Health Systems and Policy and a lead educator for the course. We have now learnt more about the current issues and challenges facing humanitarian health interventions. And in this week, we will look forward, focusing on the future of humanitarianism. Our first activity will look at continuing and new challenges in humanitarian health. And we'll discuss the changing burden of health needs and trends in different types of disasters. The second activity, will outline ideas for what experts think the future of humanitarianism will look like. It will discuss emergency preparedness and response and look at the shifting roles of different humanitarian actors.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsFinally, we end this week, and the course, with expert commentary around new health innovations and technologies. We will reflect on the need for improved data collection tools and techniques in humanitarian settings and the importance of creating robust and integrated health information systems. We hope you enjoy our final week together. Please do continue to share your experiences and interact with your peers in the comments area of each step.

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to Week 3. We have now examined the issues and challenges facing humanitarian health interventions, and in our final week we will look ahead to the future of humanitarianism.

Throughout this week’s activities we will gain an insight into what experts consider to be some of the future possibilities for humanitarian healthcare delivery. We address questions such as: how will the role of different humanitarian actors change, and what tools and innovations could be employed to improve overall response and health outcomes?

What will we learn?

In this week’s activities we will:

  • Debate the new challenges in humanitarian healthcare and the changing burden of health needs in different types of crises
  • Explore emergency preparedness and response
  • Discover technological innovations related to health in emergency settings.

There will again be many opportunities for you to share your thoughts, apply knowledge, and interact with other learners and we very much encourage you to do so.

Let’s get started!

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Health in Humanitarian Crises

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine