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To do their responsibilities effectively, emergency and disaster preparedness and response teams must examine and upgrade their abilities on a regular basis. In this course, you’ll learn about the advantages and approaches of planning, organizing, training, and practicing for emergencies and disasters. You’ll assess the competence of your team along with the effectiveness of training and development support that you provide to the team. You will also look at the different sorts of skill exercises that can help businesses and how they can effectively meet specific training needs to prepare for disaster response.


This course will provide you with:

  • Understand the various types of disasters (man-made and natural).
  • Categorize the scale and potential risks of each disaster
  • Rapid Needs Assessment
  • Develop Response plans
  • Epidemiological response to disaster
  • Disaster Surveillance Methods
  • Determine the importance of risk management and emergency preparedness training and exercises.
  • Consider training and development as a lifelong process with a cycle.
  • Evaluate some key challenges in exercise design
  • Assess the value of various types and scales of exercise
  • Organize logistics for potential disasters and ensure proper stock management


Day One

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  • Epidemiologic Response To Disasters
  • Common Types of Disasters
  • Effects of Disasters
  • Disaster-Related Health Effects and Public Health
  • Public Health Concerns Following a Disaster
  • Gender Consideration in Disaster Response


Day Two

  • The Disaster Cycle
  • Planning a Disaster Response
  • Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA)
  • RNA Purpose and Objectives
  • Challenges to Conducting an RNA
  • Planning for an RNA
  • Preparing for an RNA


Day Three

  • Overview of RNA Sampling Method
  • Phases of an RNA implementation
  • Determine the Assessment Area
  • Considerations Affecting Sample Selection and Size
  • Develop the RNA Questionnaire and Data Collection Tools
  • Identify and Train Field Enumerators
  • Conducting the Data Collection


Day Four

  • Data Quality and Data Accuracy
  • Data Entry and Analysis
  • Common Soft wares that Assist in Rapid Data Analysis
  • Writing the Assessment Report
  • Reporting the Results
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Media Coordination in Disaster Management


Day Five

  • Disaster Surveillance Methods
  • Disaster Surveillance: Morbidity and Mortality Considerations
  • Surveillance Challenges in a Disaster Setting
  • Steps for Designing and Conducting a Disaster Surveillance System
  • Disaster Surveillance Indicators and Data Collection Tools


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