Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) – Online Course





The Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) training program focuses on critical public health issues faced by actors working in emergencies and humanitarian situations. This training has been developed to capacitate actors to effectively respond to public health challenges facing populations in complex emergencies.

Course objectives

  • To enhance participants’ technical knowledge and understanding of public health concepts and their application in emergency contexts.
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to public health crises, including pandemics, natural disasters and other emergencies.
  • To strengthen participants’ capacity to coordinate and implement public health interventions during emergencies.
  • To foster a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to public health emergency response among participants.

Course content

  • Introduction to Public Health in emergencies
  • Public Health emergency preparedness and response
  • Basic epidemiology and surveillance in emergency settings
  • Water supply and quality control, including emergency WASH infrastructure
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) disease prevention and control
  • Nutrition in emergencies
  • Social and Behaviour Change Communication in emergencies
  • Coordination and collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of public health in emergencies

Language of instruction


Target group

UN, Government and NGO staff including project managers, officers, assistants, health workers, hygiene promoters, public health officers and facilitators.

Training methodology

The training method of delivery will consist of interactive and recorded online sessions, documentaries, articles, reference materials, quizzes and assessments.

Training cost

The training cost is US$ 400 and it covers the tuition fees, certification and learning materials.

Below are the payment options for your training fees:

Bank Transfer Western Union Money Transfer WorldRemit Internet Money Transfer

Application process

Applicants should complete the Course Application Form and proceed to pay the training fees.

Training dates

Please check the Online Courses page in our website for the actual dates. We also provide a self-paced learning option of the course.

Tailor-made training option

We can provide your organization a tailor-made training with similar content but addressing your specific capacity needs. In case you want to explore this option, you can contact us to share with you a proposal for that training. For more information on this option send an email to


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