Psychological First Aid (PFA) — developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies — provides humane, supportive, and practical help to fellow human beings suffering from events of serious crises. PFA may be practiced not only by medical experts, but also by a range of field workers, from administrative staff to volunteers.
With the strong initiative and support of WHO, PFA has been widely implemented following the East Japan Earthquake and in Haiti, Africa, among others.
Co-organised by the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), these PFA workshops are open to all persons interested in knowing more about PFA. They are not limited to medical professionals or academics; they are useful to anyone who is involved in disaster and recovery work, as well as those who may potentially be involved in disasters and crises themselves.
For more information and to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-IIGH website.