Protecting Children’s Health
in Emergency and Disasters.

05 – 09 December 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


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USD 350.00 Per delegate

Course overview:

Although many emergencies and disasters are often unpredictable, much can be done to reduce their health impact by reducing the risks and by strengthening the response capacity of communities at risk.

Population growth, expansion into previously uninhabited areas and environmental degradation have all increased the exposure of most countries to natural hazards including cyclonic storms, floods, and famine, while exposure to hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis is ever-present in many regions of the world.

According to the WHO Global Health Survey, the most common types of emergencies in surveyed countries were caused by floods, earthquakes, and severe storms, including snowstorms.

More than half of the respondents did not recognize the near-universal exposure of human populations to technological hazards in the 21st century. This suggests a need to adopt an “all hazards” approach to national health emergency preparedness and response policies and programs, utilizing generic arrangements that are suitable for any type of emergency or disaster, given the diverse nature of the reported natural hazards experienced in the last.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand capacity of the health care team
  • Understand health care of children up to 12, with special focus on children under 5 years of age, in disaster situations.

Targeted Audience:

The focus of the training will be on training health care personnel (general pediatricians, family and general medicine physicians, other health care professionals – nurses, psychologists, paramedics, technicians, health assistants, nutritionists, social workers and support personnel).

Course Outline:

Module 1:        

  • Training introduction module
  • Background of the course (role of the professional)
  • Goal
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Outcome                       

Module 2Basic Concepts in disaster management

  • Definitions
  • Connection to the focus: children (include examples in each definition) Correlation  examples
  • Classification:
  • Disaster Management and Risk Management
  • Differences children-adults

Module 3Disaster Impact

  • Public health impact in general: prevalence rate, incidence rate, crude mortality rate, crude fatality rate
  • Public health impact in children: immediate (death, injury, mental health), medium (common illnesses, mental health), long term (nutrition, communicable diseases, disability and mental health)
  • Environmental health
  • Myths and realities

Module 4 – Immediate response

  • Initial assessment
  • Damage and need assessment
  • Emergency health information management
  • Leadership in crisis
  • Coordination and planning

Module 5Trauma and injury

  • Mass casualty management: pre-hospital, hospital and triage.
  • Search and rescue, evacuation and first aid
  • Immediate Medical Response:
  • General assessment 
  • Paediatric assessment triangle (PAT)
  • Paediatric triage
  • Pre-hospital: Impact zone, advanced medical post,  
  • transport;
  • Hospital triage (re-evaluation)

Module 6:  Communicable diseases

  • Threat of communicable diseases
  • Outbreak, epidemic, endemic, pandemic.
  • Early warning of diseases
  • Outbreak control          
  • Vector control
  • Surveillance
  • IMCI
  • Immunization

Module 7Mental health

  • Risk factors
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Common psychological impact
  • Interventions

Module 8: Nutrition

  • Infant and young child feeding
  • Assessment
  • Interventions: Feeding programs
  • Malnutrition and specific deficiencies

Module 9Neonatal care

  • Prenatal care for pregnant women
  • Recognition of high-risk pregnancy and delivery
  • Labor and delivery?
  • Immediate newborn care
    • Neonatal resuscitation
    • Routine postnatal care
    • Danger neonatal signs
    • Jaundice
    • Febrile neonate
    • Congenital infections
    • Stabilization and Transport

Module 10Children with special needs

  • Disabilities                   
  • Diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma
  • School age and adolescents

Module 11Recovery

  • Lessons learnt
  • Risk reduction
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Capacity building

End of the workshop


While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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