Child survival and disease control including oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and zinc supplementation to treat diarrhea; basic immunizations for common ailments; micronutrient supplementation to treat malnutrition; and more; save the lives of approximately 6 million children under 5 each year.
The Global Health eLearning Center courses are organized into Certificate Programs to help you focus your learning with a more comprehensive study of key topics of global health.
You can earn a certificate in a variety of global health areas by successfully completing all courses within a program area. As always, specific course certificates are available on an individual course basis. Certificates Programs will be expanded as new courses are developed.
Cross-cutting topics address areas such as the management of logistics and commodities for health, environmental issues, and health systems strengthening, which apply across one or more technical areas in health sector programming at USAID.
Globally, 200 million children are not meeting their developmental potential. Ensuring a strong beginning for children will enable them to live healthy, productive lives. Evidence shows that Early Child Development programs benefit children, families, and communities.
Enabling couples to determine whether, when, and how many children to have is vital to ensure safe motherhood and healthy families. Voluntary family planning has profound health, economic, and social benefits for families and communities.
Taking into account both the differences and the inequalities between men and women in program planning, implementation, and assessment is vitally important to USAID programming. The roles and activities of men and women affect who does what in carrying out an activity, and who benefits.
Health systems strengthening programs provide support to ensure that developing country health systems are effective, efficient, and equitable. Fully functioning health systems are vital to ensure widespread use of effective health measures.
More than 33 million people are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Prevention, care, and treatment are the cornerstones to addressing this profound global issue.
Preventing infectious diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis, while simultaneously strengthening the treatment and control programs that exist in health care systems is vital to decreasing the global disease burden.
The major direct causes of maternal morbidity and mortality include hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labor. The health of the mother is critical to ensuring the health of the whole family.
The first days and weeks of life are critical for the future health and survival of a child. Nearly two-thirds of the of 6.5 million infant deaths each year occur within the first four weeks of life, and about two-thirds of those occur within the first week.