After a very successful beginning last year, the second edition of the H.E.L.P. Course will be organised by the ICRC and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in September 2016. The two-week specialised training course equips humanitarian workers on public health and relief in disasters and complex crises.
In the above video, Paul Bovier, Coordinator for the H.E.L.P. Course at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, talks about the significance of the training in addressing the complex crises that arise in today’s complex world. Be it in terms of learning from the practices and experiences of other health professionals who are from very different contexts, or developing more appropriate ways to respond to people’s needs — the H.E.L.P. Course serves as a unique opportunity.
As Bovier rightly sums up, the H.E.L.P. Course becomes a kind of laboratory where people develop their own capacity but also find ways together to develop new solutions to meet the challenges of humanitarian action.