A two-week specialised training course that equips humanitarian workers on public health and relief in disasters and complex crises was launched in New Delhi on 28 October 2015.

Created by the ICRC in 1986, the H.E.L.P. (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) Course is being conducted in India for the first time this year in a partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHF), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM). As part of this course, emphasis will be placed on a public health approach, disaster preparedness and response, recovery and humanitarian action during disasters.

More about the course:

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) Course for Professionals Begins in New Delhi

H.E.L.P. — Specialised Course for Disaster Response & Relief


Here are snapshots from the inauguration (©ICRC, A Bhatia):