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Climate Change and Human Health Course

INTRODUCTION

Climate change is an emerging threat to global public health. Direct impacts resulting include the effects of rising temperatures and more intense heat waves and floods. Warmer temperatures and a more variable climate can impact agricultural production and food availability, the availability of clean water and sanitation, and the transmission of vector and water-borne diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that climate change may already be causing over 150,000 deaths per year and these risks are expected to increase substantially in the future. Increasing awareness of the linkages between climate and health is fundamental to taking protective actions against climate related health risks.

Training course on Climate Change and Human Health will provide participants with the ability to recognize the linkages between climate change and health and provide them with methods and tools to manage the impact of climate change on health. Examples will be drawn, whenever possible, from both developed and developing countries and cases studies will serve as a basis for learning

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Development professionals from NGOs, government departments, donor organizations and agencies tasked with addressing the health challenges posed by climate change, and other organizations, which are beginning to address climate change and human health in their work and need to develop their skills further in this area.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants shall be able to:

  1. Understand the physico-chemical basis of anthropogenic climate change and its dynamics
  1. Raise awareness of the effects of climate change on health, in order to prompt action for public health measures
  2. Gain a better understanding of the risks and effects of climate change on health
  3. Be able to motivate and facilitate both behavioral change and societal support for actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. Provide leadership in supporting rapid and comprehensive strategies for mitigation and adaptation that will both improve health and reduce vulnerability.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Introduction to climate and health
  • Impact and risk assessment methods and tools
  • Extreme Weather and Health
  • Climate sensitive diseases
  • Public health responses to climate risks

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE AND HEALTH

  • Introduction and overview of climate change
  • Physico-chemical basis of anthropogenic climate change and its dynamics
  • Weather, climate, climate variability and climate change
    • Overview of the health impacts of climate change

MODULE 2: IMPACT AND RISK ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TOOLS

  • Introduction
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Adaptation as climate risk management
  • Analyzing the health impacts of weather, climate and climate change
  • Modeling the health impacts of climate change
  • Estimating the burden of disease from climate change
  • Methods and tools for climate risk assessment
  • Developing an adaptation plans

MODULE 3: EXTREME WEATHER AND HEALTH

  • Temperature related impacts
  • Precipitation extremes: heavy rainfall, flooding and drought
  • Natural disaster and their trends
  • Guidance plans for preparedness and response to extreme weather events
  • Case study
  1. Northern Kenya
  2. Fiji (South pacific)
  3. United States

MODULE 4: CLIMATE SENSITIVE DISEASES

  • Explain the concept of climate-sensitive diseases
  • Describe health outcomes linked to climate effects
  • Identify mechanisms linking environmental conditions and health
  • Food security and malnutrition
  • Global change, air quality and human health
  • What makes individuals and populations vulnerable to the effects of climate change?

MODULE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSES TO CLIMATE RISKS

  • Policy responses to address the risks of climate change
  • Public health adaptation to the health risks of climate change
  • Early warning systems
  • Role of the health sector in international climate change negotiations

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 18th September 2017.

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 25-09-2017
Event End Date 29-09-2017
Cut off date 18-09-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Kisumu, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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