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In 2023, the United Nations reported a staggering increase, with approximately 339 million people worldwide in dire need of humanitarian assistance, representing a record-high growth compared to the previous year. This surge in humanitarian demand was driven by an unprecedented convergence of crises, including climate change-related disasters like flooding in Pakistan, widespread food insecurity across the Sahel and greater Horn of Africa, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the devastating health consequences of conflicts in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria.

These emergencies unfolded against the backdrop of the ongoing disruptions to health systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by outbreaks of diseases such as measles and cholera, creating a complex web of intersecting challenges.


HTWB Academy courses are built for healthcare professionals, first responders, medical students and anyone engaged in emergency and disaster response. They provide the important skills, knowledge, and tools to save lives, manage resources efficiently, and address public health challenges in an increasingly digital and interconnected world.

We continually invite top experts from diverse fields to equip HTWB Academy learners with the knowledge to respond effectively to humanitarian disasters, handle emergency situations, and provide support to vulnerable populations during crises.

Our courses are laser-focused on practical implementations of technology in disaster zones, guided by insights from world-leading experts. You'll delve into a diverse array of topics, ranging from Telehealth Implementation in Disaster Settings and AI for Healthcare to Digital Therapeutics (DTx) and the application of Microsoft HoloLens.

Our courses are designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

1. Enhanced Preparedness and Response for Saving Lives

Our courses equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to crises such as humanitarian disasters, conflicts, and pandemics. Preparedness is crucial for saving lives and alleviating suffering. Effective response strategies and the use of digital health tools can significantly improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality rates. These courses help first responders build work sustainability, resilience, and mental well-being.

2. Effective Resource Management

Humanitarian crises often involve resource scarcity and high demands. Our materials teach you how to efficiently allocate resources, ensuring critical care reaches those in need.

3. Digital Health Tools for Impact

Understanding digital health tools is essential for addressing the profound public health impact of crises. These tools assist in disease tracking, data-driven informed decision-making, and overall enhancement of public health responses, which is crucial during crises.

4. Accessibility and Innovation

Digital health tools bridge healthcare access gaps, particularly during disasters and in remote or underserved areas. These tools empower healthcare professionals and first responders to stay abreast of evolving technologies and adapt them for emergency response.

5. Ethical and Global Perspective

Our courses assist first responders and healthcare professionals in navigating complex ethical dilemmas that may arise during crises while upholding ethical standards in healthcare delivery. We equip healthcare professionals with knowledge in humanitarian crises, digital health tools, and a global perspective, enabling their participation in international relief efforts and contributing to the improvement of healthcare infrastructure worldwide.

We extend a warm welcome to healthcare professionals, medical students, and volunteers who share an interest in digital health, humanitarian missions, and using technology to improve the lives of local communities!

Medical Disclaimer:

The content available through the Site, including lectures and videos, is for informational or educational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals. Please see our complete online Terms for more information.

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