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Handbook: Scenario based training on multi-hazard situations and complex emergencies for grassroot level public health workers and first responders
This handbook will enable trainers to enhance the knowledge and skills of grassroot level public health workers and first responders on preparedness and response for mutli hazard scenarios and complex emergencies. The objective of this handbook is to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of grass root level public health workers on preparedness, mitigation and response for multi-hazard scenarios and complex emergencies. Moreover, this could be used as a manual for Training of Trainers (ToT) at the grass root level where trainees of district level programmes could act as trainers at the grass root level.
The unique feature of the handbook is a set of scenarios based on ground experiences and real life situations, experienced by the grassroot level public health workers and first responders during complex emergencies. These scenarios have been developed, validated and piloted to be practiced in a low resource training setting to enhance the knowledge and skills in multi hazard event preparedness, mitigation and response. Primary target audience is Medical Officers of Health (MOH) and their public health teams and first responders at the grassroot level, including Public Health Inspectors (PHI), Public Health Midwives (PHM), Supervising Public Health Inspectors (SPHI) and Public Health Nursing Sisters (PHNS). Furthermore, other supervisory officers of public health staff at the MOH level are targeted for the delivery of the training. District supervisory officers such as Regional Epidemiologists, Medical Officers of Maternal and Child Health, District supervisory officers of PHI and PHMs can be involved either as trainees or observers depending on the local context and objectives of the local training.