Welcome to Introduction to Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Humanitarian Settings!
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Is this course for me?

This course is primarily aimed at NGO technical staff and generalists from various health and non-health sectors working in humanitarian settings. 

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How will I benefit from this course?

By the end of this course, learners will be able to: 

  • Explain key epidemiological terminology  

  • Summarize how infectious diseases are spread and ways to control an outbreak  

  • Identify the key challenges faced when preparing for and responding to outbreaks in humanitarian settings  

  • Describe outbreak response coordination structures 

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How long will it take?

This course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. 

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How much does it cost?

This course is free!
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Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have completed the course.
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How do I start?

Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       I agree - join course       button. This will take you through to the course content.

If you have any questions about or issues with course content, please contact ready@savechildren.org




This course was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of READY and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. Led by Save the Children, the READY initiative is implemented in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK-Med, and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. READY is augmenting global capacity for non-governmental organizations to respond to large-scale infectious disease outbreaks. For more information, visit our website at http://www.ready-initiative.org.

Data protection and consent

This course was created and is administered by Save the Children, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and the READY initiative. By joining this course you are consenting to these organizations being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymized before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email ready@savechildren.org