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ADPC, WHO-WPRO, and WHO-SEARO jointly developed the PHEMAP curriculum in 2001 and implemented the first PHEMAP inter-regional course in March 2002 in collaboration with WHO and with support from the Japan International Corporation for Welfare Services (JICWELS). Subsequently, ADPC has been implementing the inter-regional PHEMAP courses with funding support from WHO and the Royal Government of Norway.  

The 7th Inter-regional PHEMAP course is organized by ADPC and WHO (SEARO/WPRO), with the funding support from the Royal Government of Norway will be conducted in Bangkok from 18-29 June 2007.

National PHEMAP courses have been implemented in the Cambodia, Peopleís Republic of China, Fiji, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Socialist Republic of Vietnam by Ministries of Health with support from WHO and other agencies. Other activities, such as the Management of the Dead and the Missing in Disasters, have also been organized by ADPC, SEARO, and WPRO. Briefly, the PHEMAP Programís goal is to strengthen national capacities for managing health risks of emergencies in the WHO Asia and Western Pacific regions.

The PHEMAP program objectives are:  

1.   To enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of health human resources at national, sub-national and community levels by offering a range of training courses and capacity building activities.

2.   To promote and facilitate regional collaboration and national coordination in health emergency management through the development and implementation of formal and informal networks and other activities.

3.   To contribute to capacity building in other regions and countries by offering PHEMAP initiatives.

This course is about learning: opportunities for learning will come from the course facilitators, but it will also come form your interaction with your fellow participants from other countries in the Asia Pacific regions, as well as from the extensive range of documentation that you will receive. The course will give greater emphasis to the risk management, program management, operations management and leadership roles of health emergency managers. The course will enable graduates to address the challenges of managing emergency health risks by making improvements to the capacity of their respective health emergency management systems and institutions. PHEMAP graduates are also expected to contribute to the development and implementation of PHEMAP course at national and sub-national levels.

Moreover, PHEMAP course is specifically designed for people who play critical health emergency management and coordination roles in managing the health risks of emergencies. The inter-regional PHEMAP course will familiarize health emergency managers with policy-making, risk management, emergency response and recovery planning, international standards and regional cooperation. They will be able to adopt roles as a program manager and operations coordinator by applying tools and processes, such as capacity assessment and development, information management, incident management, and risk communications to improve emergency health services that include environment health, mass casualty management, feeding and nutrition, emergency medical systems, psychosocial support and communicable disease control.


The wide variety of experiences that participants bring to the Course requires a design, based on adult learning principles, that builds on their current experiences and gives them the opportunity to practice newly learned knowledge and skills. To make the Course truly useful, participants must also think about how they will use what they learn after they return to their work. An interactive approach will help both facilitators and participants evaluate how well the new information is being learned.  

General Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to develop their own management and leadership capacities to:

1.   discuss risk management, policy development, and emergency response and recovery planning;

2.   apply tools and processes, such as capacity assessment and development, health assessment, information management, incident management, and risk communication, in their roles as a program manager and an operations manager;

3.   apply lessons learned to the improvement of emergency health services that include environmental health, mass casualty management, feeding and nutrition, emergency medical systems, psychosocial support and communicable disease control.

4.   develop plans for strengthening health emergency management capacity in their respective country settings, and their own personal development plans as Health Emergency Managers.


The course will be relevant to senior-level public health officers (director-level positions and above) who have health emergency management responsibilities. Health emergency managers includes emergency heath coordinators in national and provincial health ministries, health care facility managers and WHO health emergency management program focal points. Teaching staff and representatives of academic institutions who are involved in health emergency management education would also benefit from this course.

Fee paying participants

The course fee is US$2,500 per participant. This includes the cost of tuition fee, course materials (books, CD ROM, handouts, training kit), hotel accommodation on a single room, all meals, and morning/afternoon break refreshments. The fee package does not cover the cost of airfare and other personal purchases.

The course fee is to be paid in advance by bank transfer to ADPC account or deposited at the time of course registration in cash or cashierís check/bank draft payable to ADPC. Please refer below details. Kindly confirm your mode of payment.

Account Name   ADPC Foundation
Account Number  381-00228-2
Bank Name  Kasikorn Bank
Bank Address 58/1 Phaholyothin Road, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand
Swift Code   KASITHBK


PHEMAP Application form
PHEMAP Brochure


Further information 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel:  +66 2 516 5900 to 10, Ext 424, 351, or 420 Fax: +66 2 524 5360 

Public Health in Emergencies Team

Jonathan Abrahams

Janette Lauza-Ugsang
Project Manager

Sanjeeb K. Shakya
Project Coordinator

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