WHO Training Courses for Health Emergency Managers

Created on Monday, 20 April 2015

The WHO Europe office has been working together with national authorities in Serbia and Turkey to create a base of well-trained health emergency managers. This is a part of the WHO international training courses that are aimed at strengthening the emergency preparedness and risk management level of national healthcare systems throughout the WHO European Region.

In March, the WHO Europe office organised two five-day training courses on Public Health and Emergency Management (PHEM), held in Belgrade, Serbia, and Urla, Turkey, respectively. The courses included a large variety of topics, including international health regulations, emergency management, public health in emergencies, and capacity building. As a result, a total of 49 senior

managers from national Ministries of Health, Ministries of Interior and Public Health Institutes were trained to design and conduct national PHEM courses in their own countries. More information is available here.