This executive short course is a full-time training, which focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases in emergencies, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address non-communicable diseases. The course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the concept of chronicity and identify the main non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
  • Identify and assess the burden of NCDs in a specific context.
  • Design a programme to address the needs of people with NCDs during a humanitarian emergency.


  • What are non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs)
    What is a burden of NCDs in emergencies
    Assessing the needs and setting priorities
    Models of care for NCDs
    Designing an evidence-based NCD programmes
    Evaluation of NCD programmes
  • Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
  • Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change.
  • Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.

For more details on the enrollment process visit this page.


Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport

More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

  • Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian SettingsDates 25 - 28 May, 2021
  • Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian SettingsDuration One week
  • Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian SettingsLocation Geneva
  • Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian SettingsLanguage English
  • Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian SettingsCREDITS 2 ECTS
  • Fee CHF 1'500
  • Application Deadline 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.