This 5-day MENTOR Initiative training programme seeks to help participants understand what can be done to save lives in emergencies. The aim of the workshop is to ensure evidence-based decision making by health care providers in humanitarian crises. Participants will learn to assess, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate effective and coordinated malaria prevention and control strategies. This will be reflected in their overall emergency health response to acute emergencies - conflict and natural disasters for populations including IDPs, refugees, host communities - and countries moving through recovering crises into reconstruction phases.
The course is taught by a team of MENTOR staff and outside experts from the relevant teaching fields. It is designed to be highly participatory, with a problem-based approach to teaching and learning. Throughout the workshop participants will be encouraged to actively take part and to share their experiences and lessons learned. Teaching methodologies used will include lectures, problem solving exercises, role playing and practical demonstrations including rapid diagnostic tests, case load screening, clinical danger signs, and indoor residual spraying.
The course materials cover the following topics:
- An overview of malaria in humanitarian crises;
- Initial Assessment and Planning;
- Surveillance and Monitoring;
- Case Management;
- Prevention and Control (Indoor Residual Spraying, LLIN Distributions etc.);
- Operational Research; and
- Proposal Writing and Budgeting.
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The course is designed for both field and headquarters staff of national and international NGOs; faith-based organisations; UN Agencies; donors; national malaria control programmes; public health, medical and international affairs students; suppliers, and the media.
Registration fees are US$1800, US$1500 for NGOs, and US$800 for full time students.
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