Epidemiology and Modeling of Infectious Diseases in the Humanitarian Setting

A Save the Children-supported health facility in Goma, Eastern Province, DRC, during the Ebola epidemic declared in 2019. Image credit: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Save the Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a wealth of epidemiological data and models that are needed for strategic scenario, programmatic, and safety planning in humanitarian settings. For this information to be used widely by the humanitarian community during this pandemic and any future large scale outbreaks, stakeholders should be trained on the definitions and uses of infectious disease epidemiological data and models.

The goal of this free training is to equip participants with foundational infectious disease epidemiology and modeling concepts to have a better command of the interpretation of common data that is available for humanitarian emergencies.

It also demonstrates how key data translates to models in large-scale disease outbreaks, and prepares learners to engage with and make use of epidemiological data and models in a variety of outbreaks. Following completion of the 9-hour training, participants will be able to use epidemiological data, models, and scenarios to inform their humanitarian work.

For current participants, please reference the course outline shared with you via email for more information on session dates and times, and to access the online learning portal.
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Training Start Dates – 2021

  • Africa Region: May 26
  • Global Training: June 21

The application period for this training has now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at ready@savechildren.org.