Week 4 Discussion PHE4015 Introduction to Global Health


  • Week 4 DiscussionDiscussion Topic Task: Reply to this topic Due May 20 at 11:59 PMSupporting Lectures:
    Refer to the following lecture:

    • Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Understanding Disasters
      The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered. For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
      To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
      Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
      Using your course textbooks and the South University Online Library, answer the following questions:
    • What is a disaster? A natural disaster? A complex humanitarian emergency?
    • What countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been the largest sources of displaced people? What countries in sub-Saharan Africa have received the largest number of refugees?
    • In the early stages of a complex humanitarian emergency, what are likely to be the most significant health concerns for the refugees? How do these change over time?
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