CRIMEDIM is a university-wide academic center that conducts research, education and training in the field of disaster medicine and humanitarian health. The center is committed to promote innovative research projects and to foster learning and training programs using state of the art technologies to enhance the resilience of health systems in emergency, disaster and humanitarian crisis.
CRIMEDIM has been designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Emergency and Disaster Medicine in August 2016.
By definition, a WHO Collaborating Centre is an institution designated by the Director-General of WHO to form part of an international collaborative network set up by WHO in support of its program at the country, regional, and global levels.
In line with the WHO policy and strategy of technical cooperation, a WHO Collaborating Centre also participates in the strengthening of country resources, in terms of information, services, research and training, in support of national health development.
In this framework, CRIMEDIM works to provide strategic support to the WHO in what specifically concerns training and research in emergency and disaster.
Humanitarian Medic is an innovative training program, designed and coordinated by CRIMEDIM in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor Without Borders, Italian section). The humanitarian health response during large-scale disasters, conflicts, and public health emergencies needs a complex and highly professional approach, including first aid, emergency and...
The EMDM, Master of Science in Disaster Medicine, is a level-two master programme jointly organized by CRIMEDIM and ReGEDiM, the Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The course is aimed at all health professionals involved in the medical disaster management and humanitarian health response at local, national and international...