Additional Training Opportunities

The Global Health eLearning Team is always on the look out for opportunities that enhance the learning offered on this site. The links below are provided for your convenience. Please note that they are third-party websites and are not controlled or endorsed by the U.S. Agency for International Development or subject to our privacy policy.

Agrilinks Training offers self-paced online courses and learning on various USAID Feed the Future Food Security and Agriculture priority areas. 

BMJ Learning allows users to customize their learning experience in selecting their profession (i.e. paramedic, student, etc.), thus providing users with their own individual experience. Users must have a membership, although registering gives you access to more than 100 free modules.

The Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), offered through Johns Hopkins University, provides registered users with free courses in the following categories: HIV/AIDS; Biostatistics; Bioethics; Laboratory Course; General Medicine; and eLearning Training. All of the courses are self-paced and can be taken at any time. Certificates may be issued at the time of course completion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contains a myriad of e-Learning courses of “instructional design and usability best practices manifested through sound learning objectives, use of media, interactivity, and technical operation.” Users chose their own courses and complete them at their own pace. These courses are provided for free.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) offers a collection of free training modules produced by a variety of organizations on a variety of topics, including non-communicable diseases, and priority and vulnerable populations.

Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company that partners with top universities to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Includes a large collection of courses in Health and society and medical ethics. offers a library of free cutting-edge eLearning courses on critical topics such as Humanitarianism, Programs & Operations, Protection, Management & Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, Staff Welfare, and Soft Skills.

EdX, provided through MIT, offers a numerous courses in a variety of disciplines. Courses are free for users and provide information on prerequisites, professors, etc. These courses are offered through specific calendar dates.

e-oncología – a strategic partnership between the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IARC) among others – offers a number of online training programs. 

Foundations of Good Manufacturing Practices is a free online course that explains Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements. GMP ensure the quality and safety of medical products around the world. This ten module course gives an overview of essential GMP requirements and principles, such as WHO and Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme (PIC/S) standards. Each module takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. This course is designed for anyone who works in medical products production and quality assurance, including manufacturers and regulatory authorities.  The course was developed by the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. It includes ten modules that cover: Medicinal Products (finished dosage form); Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) production; Quality Risk Management; Deviations, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Tools and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA); Validation; Qualification of facilities, equipment and utilities; Data Integrity and Computer System Validation; Auditing; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems; and finally, Water Systems. 

FutureLearn, powered by The Open University (OU) in partnership with the U.K. government, provides a collection of free, open, online courses from leading universities. 

The HRH Global Resource Center, a management service of CapacityPlus, a USAID-funded project led by IntraHealth International, provides users with free courses in the health sector, including human resources, informatics, and health service delivery. Users will create an account for free, providing them with an "enrollment key," which will allow them to access a variety of courses, some of which are offered in cohort over the course of several weeks.

Management Sciences for Health offers LeaderNet, a global community of health professionals working to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries. LeaderNet offers courses and online seminars, opportunities for networking with colleagues and joining professional groups, and access to practical information and tools.

The 2019 Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop, organized by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, is designed for development professionals who seek to lead within and beyond their organizations. Participants will leave the 3-week workshop having developed a scalable communication campaign that addresses a global health or development challenge. From July 1 to July 19 in Baltimore, Maryland.

People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni), which is a part of the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), provides e-learning opportunities, specifically for those with some degree of education or work experience in the field. Peoples-uni, furthermore, “provides an educational portfolio leading to a Certificate and Diploma in Public Health based on being shown to have met the competences identified in 4 or 8 of the course modules respectively.” Courses must be paid for and follow a schedule.

Philanthropy University is a free nonprofit educational initiative offering tuition-free online courses in nonprofit management. Courses include: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization Capacity, Scaling Social Impact, Leadership, Fundraising, and more. Philanthropy University is not a degree or diploma granting program. Learners will receive a statement of accomplishment, but are not entitled to any college or other academic credit. 

PQM+ developed two free e-Learning courses offered through the USP Education platform - 1) Foundations of Good Manufacturing Practices and 2) Medical Devices and Classifications: Focus on Maternal Neonatal and Child Health. Medical Devices and Classifications: Focus on Maternal Neonatal and Child Health is a free, self-paced introductory course developed for program and technical staff who wish to acquire an overview of the regulation of medical devices, with a focus on devices for maternal, neonatal and child health in LMIC settings. This interactive course demystifies the often-complex field of medical device regulation and quality assurance and makes it easy and fun to acquire a foundational understanding of 1) medical devices; 2) international standards for medical devices; and 3) quality assurance for medical devices. Foundations of Good Manufacturing Practices is a free online course that explains Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements. GMP ensure the quality and safety of medical products around the world. This 10 module course gives an overview of essential GMP requirements and principles, such as WHO and Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme (PIC/S) standards. Each module takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. This course is designed for anyone who works in medical products production and quality assurance, including manufacturers and regulatory authorities.

Research Ethics Training Curriculum offered by FHI 360 covers the basic principles of research ethics which form the foundation of all human subjects regulations. It also covers informed consent, the responsibilities of researchers and research ethics committees, and community participation in the research process.  

TechChange offers four-week online certificate courses addressing technology for social change: Mobiles for International Development, Mobile Phones for Public Health, Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management, and Technology for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, Mapping for International Development, and a new course on 3D Printing for Social Good. TechChange also offers a number of self-paced courses as well.

The UN System Staff College provides free courses with modules created to “give you an overview of UN approach to supporting capacity development efforts of governments and civil society partners, through UN Common Country Programming Processes (CCPP).” These courses are taken at a user’s own pace and are available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

University of the People is the world's first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university. It offers associate, bachelor, and master degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science.

Vitamin Angels has developed a number of training materials to build the capacity of health care providers in providing vitamin A supplementation and deworming services to children under 5 years old. The eLearning course was developed for PC users.

The World Bank Group's Open Learning Campus (OLC) accelerates development solutions by transforming global knowledge into actionable learning. Development lessons continuously captured throughout the world are available in a variety of formats, from bite-sized lessons to full-length courses to peer-to-peer conversations. A newly offered, self-paced course on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems is now available; its goal is to train policy makers, public and civil servants, university students, researchers, development practitioners, and civil society organizations by providing practical tools and approaches in building and maintaining state-of-the-art CRVS systems that are linked to identity management systems and tailored to local context.

The  World Health Organization’s (WHO) Academy is the World Health Organization’s state-of-the-art lifelong learning centre, bringing the very latest innovations in adult learning to global health. 

OpenWHO is WHO’s new, interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so. The OpenWHO platform delivers WHO’s and partners’ expertise closer to where it is needed and provides information in user-friendly formats for frontline responders and decision-makers. The platform is managed by WHO’s Department for Infectious Hazards Management, in Geneva, Switzerland.

"OpenWHO is WHO’s interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.