Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action.  How can we respond well?  Open to anyone, this program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook:  Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.  Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response.  It focuses on quality, accountability, and collaboration.  Interactive sessions contextualize universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas:  water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.  Program participants will gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience.

This course is offered by Christian Health Service Corps.

Christian Health Service Corps is a ministry of Christian doctors, health professionals and health educators serving the poor in places that have little or no access to healthcare. Each year, we bring compassionate, life-saving health services to hundreds of thousands of families around the world. Our doctors and health professionals are often the only access to care for young families in poor communities.

The Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC) is dedicated to transforming the health of children and families in their communities. CHSC health professionals save many lives while imparting knowledge that builds community capacity for sustainable change. With respect for human dignity, we work to build community capacity to:

  • Promote a worldview that nurtures and supports spiritual, and physical wholeness in families
  • Ensure child survival and normal growth of children
  • Improve health infrastructure and access to functional healthcare services

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