06. The Sphere Handbook

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Learning outcome

After completing this activity, the student will be familiar with the Sphere Project, including the Humanitarian Charter and the Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, and know where to find minimums standards for humanitarian assistance in health and related sectors.


Please visit the online version of the Sphere Handbook and answer the following quiz questions.


The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

The Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognised sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian action.

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Question 11 pts

Locate “The Humanitarian Charter” and read through it. According to this document, humanitarian assistance must be provided in a non-discriminatory way, meaning that no one must be discriminated against on any grounds of status. How many different statuses does the charter mention as examples (“age, gender, race…”)?

Question 21 pts

Is “health status” among these?

Question 31 pts

In the “Minimum standards in health action”, please locate the standards for essential health services related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). What is listed as the first Key Action?

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