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HELP Course Starts in Tehran

TEHRAN, 9 November 2019 (IRCS) – The 6th HELP course (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) commenced in Tehran on November 9.

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HELP Course Starts in Tehran

Participants of the course include 26 participants from Netherlands, Ukraine, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, international NGOs, the United Nations and some Organization involved in humanitarian efforts.

The course is being held in partnership with IRCS, ICRC and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and will run until November 20.

The 6th HELP course seeks to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in assessing the basic needs of disaster survivors and how to provide them in the affected areas, familiarizing with humanitarian issues in public health, and coordinating humanitarian disaster relief services.

The course includes a consideration of certain key concepts such as humanitarian principles, water and habitat, prevention and control of contagious diseases, imperatives of international humanitarian law, health services in emergencies, etc.

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

HELP is a course on the provision of humanitarian relief during disasters, armed conflicts and other complex crises. It was created in 1986 by theĀ  ICRC, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Geneva, to professionalize the delivery of humanitarian assistance during emergencies, and to promote professional ethics and humanitarian principles.

These courses have been held in various parts of Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa and Asia. Since 1986, approximately 4,000 health professionals and humanitarian aid workers from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, ministries of health, military medical services and academic institutions have attended the course.