One Day Workshop of the School of Public Health: Public Health Preparedness for Disasters
One Day Workshop of the School of Public Health
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Venue: Hotel will be confirmed later
Requirement of attendance: All students at the School of Public Health (2018- 2019)
Topic: Public Health Preparedness for Disasters
1- Assessing and responding to public health in disasters: This part will provide the students with insights on how to assess needs, define what the major public health responded needs to be. It will be illustrated by experience from earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons.
2- Triage and management of mass casualties: This session will provide the students with abilities to triage injured in the field, plan for pre-hospital management and clinical care. Moreover, hospital triage and management of many wounded will be taught. This session will use simulations and exercises to practice.
Guest Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Johan von Schreeb MD, PhD
Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. von Schreeb is a specialist in general surgery and global disaster medicine. He leads the centre for reserach on health care in disasters at Karolinska Institutet which is a WHO collaborative centre. His research aims at providing scientific evidence to imrprove health assistance to people and populations affected by disasters worldwide. The reserach explores how health needs and risks vary depending on type of disaster and vulnerability. The studies also include optimal use of trauma care with limited resources and performance of emergency medical teams. In collaboration with NIPH, Dr von Schreeb research group conducts studies on effects of flooding in Cambodia and assesses health system resilience to such shocks. The centre also provides a range of trainings including the master programs Public health in disasters. He has since 25 years worked in disasters worldwide for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and WHO, most recently in Iraq and Yemen.