APHES Summer Course – Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations

01 juillet 2019

12 juillet 2019


Pavillion des Conférences - 19 Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs


This 2-week course aims to familiarize health professionals and students with epidemiological techniques to assess the health impact of disasters and conflicts on affected communities.


Face-to-face classes will be given by international experts with extensive experience in humanitarian settings. These will be complemented by exercise sessions where the concepts taught will be put into practice.

The following subjects will be covered:

• Introduction to Epidemiology

• Nutrition in Emergencies

• Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

• Assessing Mortality & Cause of Death

• Food Security

• Surveying & Sampling Methods

• Sexual & Reproductive Health

• Outbreak Case Studies

• Mental Health

And many more.

A university certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the course.


This course is open to students as well as early- and middle-career professionals with training in public health, medicine, emergency response or related topics (required). Experience in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors is desired.


We strive to have a diversified group of participants, balancing gender, organizational and geographical representation. Participant selection is based on the candidate’s profiles, examined through the application form and based on the requirements mentioned above.


- Participation fees: 1 750 Euro

Course registration fee covers course work, printed materials, coffee breaks and lunches

Local transportation both to and from the course venue is not included in the fees and must be arranged by the individual participant

The participation fee must be deposited and received by Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters by June 15, 2018; otherwise, participation will be cancelled.

Reimbursement will not be made on cancellation after June 15, 2019.

EU citizens have the opportunity to apply for an ERASMUS + grant. Please contact us and we will be happy to guide you through the process.


Information : http://www.aphes.be

Contact: contact@aphes.be