*We are disappointed to announce that due to the Covid-19 global pandemic this in-person course will not be offered as a preconference to the 2020 Global Missions Health Conference.
*Please check https://www.medicalmissions.com/events/gmhc-2020-25th-anniversary for updates on the Global Missions Health Conference.
*Check out the online training and resources on humanitarian response offered by Sphere at http://spherestandards.org.
*Please watch our training webpage for future offerings: https://www.healthservicecorps.org/training.
Learn how to respond to humanitarian crises! Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. In this program you will gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience.
This program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response.
Interactive sessions contextualize the Sphere universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas:
- water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH)
- food security and nutrition
- shelter and settlement
Open to all who are interested, this program will greatly benefit humanitarian relief workers, medical professionals, and social workers.
For more on Sphere see – What is Sphere?
For more information please contact Director of Training Laura Smelter – [email protected], 903-962-4000 ext 3.