Capacity Building in Crisis Preparedness in Health Care Education (CRIPS)

Coordinator Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
Contact details

Ikali Karvinen, ikali.karvinen(at)
Riikka Hälikkä, riikka.halikka(at)

Suvi Äärilä, suvi.aarila(at)
(on leave)

Budget €370 612
Duration 3/2013 - 12/2015
Academic field Health Sciences


University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Brief Description:

CRIPS project aims to make a contribution to the enhancement of health in the Kenyan rural communities in particular in crisis situations by improving the capacities of crisis preparedness and the incident and emergency health care both in higher education and among the local health care stakeholders.

The result area 1, Planning of the implementation of the Joint Master’s Degree Programme, includes activities such as planning workshops among the project’s key experts, building an online learning platform for the programme, capacity building seminars on crisis preparedness and global health care, and establishing a network of local health care stakeholders. The Master’s Programme will start in August 2014, and it will be implemented mainly by virtual courses.

The result area 2, Establishing the Global Health Care Repository at the UEAB, supports the implementation of the Master’s Programme by providing an online platform of the theses and other study assignments of the students of this programme. The repository will be targeted for the university students and staff, and for the local health care stakeholders. This result area includes activities such as formulation of relevant policies and practices related to the establishment of the repository, identification and acquisition of software and hardware and training of the faculty and local users on the use of the repository.

Result Area(s):

  • Improved quality and relevance of higher education
  • Improved information management in teaching and learning
  • Strengthened the role and relevance of the HEIs in development

Key Results to be Achieved:

  • Developing the model of curriculum implementation
  • Building up the network of local incident and emergency health care stakeholders
  • Building the online platform for the Master’s Programme
  • Planning student and teacher mobility
  • Invitational seminar on the incident and emergency health care at UEAB
  • Intensive joint workshop on Global Health Care for the students and teachers of the Master’s programme and for the local stakeholders at the UEAB
  • Formulation of relevant policies & practices related to the repository
  • Identification and acquisition of software and hardware
  • Improving the internet access at the UEAB
  • Workshop for the partner universities’ library, registry and IT staff in Arcada/Diak
  • Training of the faculty and local users on the use of the repository at the UEAB

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