FHS is one of seven faculties at AUB. Inaugurated in 1954, it became the first independent, self-governed, pioneer school of public health in the Arab world. Offering a leading Master of Public Health Program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in the US since 2006. It is currently one of nine academic public health programs outside the United States accredited by CEPH. CEPH accreditation means that the quality of the academic programs offered at FHS are of an international standard.
FHS augments knowledge and boosts the Lebanese and regional public health by undertaking scholarly, pertinent, and interdisciplinary research, responding to priority health issues and training needs. FHS has a prominent history of success in informed policy shaping, health program implementation, and community outreach, emphasizing the enforcement of social sciences to health and disease research.
Amidst the challenges that are facing most of the countries in the region due to COVID19, civil unrest and collapsed economies, several governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations find themselves falling short of having the capacity needed to match the prevailing needs and priorities. To help bridge that gap, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) has planned a series of short modules through its Summer Institute to assist agencies and individuals in their humanitarian response to these crises. These modules range from situational analysis to planning appropriate interventions through communication and community engagement, to monitoring and evaluation. As a starter, the Summer Institute shall offer two courses in July 2021 — Risk Communication and Community Engagement during emergencies, followed by Outbreak Investigation.
Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), from July 12-14, 2021, will be a three-day training module that engages health professionals, honing their skills in communication through the community engagement approach, to help better their development of preparedness plans. The course will improve participants' risk message development skills in reaching out to a wide variety of stakeholders and communities through appropriate and effective media communications to assist in emergency mitigation.
Emergency Preparedness: Outbreak Investigation, from July 15-16, 2021, will be a two-day training module. This module is of interest to health care professionals, policy makers, employees in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as individuals studying or working in global and public health. This module will equip participants with critical skills to making rapid, practical decisions for actions to prevent and control outbreaks. This module will increase the technical capacity of public health professionals and community health workers necessary to deploy expertise for rapid response.
Professionals from different government, local, international and UN agencies working in humanitarian issues and emergency response in Lebanon and the region.
The training will be online. It will focus on using experiential learning. Workshops will be mainly interactive, allowing participants to draw from their own experiences and to share the challenges they face in this field. Participants are expected to engage actively in the discussions and exercises.
The training material and the delivery of the workshops will be in English.
Certificates of Completion
Certificates of completion from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut will be granted to participants who attend each workshop.
Location and Date
The workshops will be delivered via Zoom & Moodle.
- Risk Communication and Community Engagement l July 12-14, 2021
- Emergency Preparedness: Outbreak Investigation l July 15-16, 2021
- Risk Communication and Community Engagement: USD 300 per person
- Emergency Preparedness: Outbreak investigation: USD 250 per person
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Method of Payment
- Direct Pay at AUB Cashier
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Registration & Payment Deadline
- Deadline for registration: July 4, 2021
- Deadline for payment: July 6, 2021