2017•03•04 Kuala Lumpur
The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), together with Kanazawa University, ran a five-day workshop in February on Psychological First Aid (PFA). 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.
Led by Professor Atsuro Tsutsumi of Kanazawa University, the workshop attracted a total of 157 participants of various backgrounds, from medical professionals and academics to those who are actively involved in disaster, recovery, and voluntary work.
Participants were introduced to the basics of PFA through group discussions and role playing of “survivors and helpers”, enabling them to identify the do’s and don’ts in providing psychological assistance.
For more information, see the news story on the UNU-IIGH website.