New Health Disaster Online Short Course
Starting in August 2023, Stellenbosch University in association with the United Nations Development program will be launching its first joint online short course on Health Disaster Recovery Needs Assessment (HDRNA) and Recovery Planning
This fully online self-paced short course focuses on familiarising participants with the approach of conducting systematic post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning and their application to health hazard-related disasters such as the Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, for which the COVID-19 Recovery Needs Assessment (CRNA) guidance was prepared. It is based on the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) methodologies and tools.
While the training may focus on addressing Covid-19-related issues, the general principles, theories, tools and assessment methods taught throughout this course should be applicable to similar health/sanitary hazards and emergencies (such as an Ebola epidemic, cholera outbreak or potentially even mass contamination such as radiation or chemical spills) so those who participate and complete these courses can apply these same lessons to other situations.