Healthcare Disaster Management

As a testament of its success, the school has crafted a rich network of alumni that hail from almost 50 countries from around the globe that have come to form a prominent international society of healthcare managerial experts with a broad spectrum of competencies.The school is asked now to add another dimension in its relentless pursuit of enhancing healthcare managerial skills through the development of a structured programme focusing on disaster management from a healthcare perspective.

Intended Coverage Area of the NHCS Disaster Management Programmes

With regards to the intended disaster management programmes, the school wishes to particularly focus its efforts on healthcare workers from developing nations. The reason for this is the fact that developing countries suffer the greatest costs when disasters strike since current estimates indicate that 95% of all deaths caused by disasters occur in developing countries. Therefore, we must act swiftly to bring an end to this humanitarian crisis.

After an initial survey of current healthcare disaster management programmes, we could observe that there is a need to develop tailor-made programmes that satisfy the needs of healthcare workers at various hierarchical levels in order to bring about a better understanding and hence competence in managing disasters.

First success

A first success of NHCS is the implemenation of the EU project DITAC since January 2012. The DITAC project targets an standardized trainings curriculum on a strategic level for Disaster Management.

NHCS is the project partner who designed the projects common concept, based on one hand on an holistic approach for disater response and on the other hand on the schools long term experience in development of curricula for professionals from all over the world.