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Partner(s): Ronald Waldman - School of Public Health

ReliefSim is a unique, web-based training tool designed to create a believable representation of the decision-environment confronted by refugee camp managers during a humanitarian crisis. Students play the role of a health relief director and have a team of people they assign to assess the situation and attempt to manage the health concerns of the crisis. The educational goal concerns the challenges arising from prioritizing assessments and interventions while saving lives in moments of crisis. The simulation was originally designed to train humanitarian workers to manage complex emergencies, and is currently used as the final exam in the course Public Health in Humanitarian Action at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

Access: Private
Released: November 2002
Status: Active

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