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, including an Overview of Feed the FutureIntroduction to Food Security, and Logical Framework Analysis

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.

DisasterReady.org 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.

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. 

Violence and Injury Prevention (VIP) offered by Education Development Center and World Health Organization delivers users with 20 self-paced, free online lessons addressing violence and injury prevention in the following categories: foundation and methods; unintentional injuries; violence and intentional injuries; and societal responses to injury and violence.

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.

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.  

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.

MEASURE Evaluation, which is funded through USAID, offers multiple courses related to monitoring and evaluation (M&E), all of which are free. Participants can opt to take courses which would be credited towards the certificate program (contingent upon a sufficient score of 80% on the final exam, as well as providing feedback). All of these certificate and non-certificate courses can be taken in several hours, depending on the pace of the participant.

The National Institutes of Health through the Fogarty International Center offer a variety of free eLearning resources. Resources include training courses, MOOCs and course materials (presentations, videos, reading lists, visual aids, articles), resource centers and resource networks. 

OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) provides access to materials, lectures and other course materials for a number of courses focused on global health topics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ORB offers quality-assured, free, open-licensed, mobile-ready learning materials for frontline health workers. There are collections on family planning, antenatal care, labor & delivery, newborn care, child health, nutrition, Zika, and WASH. Anyone is able to submit their materials to ORB, but before they go live on the site, they must be reviewed for medical accuracy, digital optimization, and trainability. 

The Pan American Health Organization (PANO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have a new e-Learning course on Human Rights and Health, which is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. The course is free and is self-paced.

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. 

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.

UNICEF offers a 40-minute, web-based Disability Orientation for its staff that includes interesting and thought-provoking statements, resources, and good practices from UNICEF and partners from across the globe. The objective of the orientation is to strengthen understanding of, and capacity to support, programming for children and women with disabilities. 

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.

USAID's Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) and the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA/DRG) developed a new online course titled Disability Inclusive Development 101 (course with captions only | course with sign language interpretation). The course provides a global snapshot of disability and its critical implications for international development. Learners will learn about the common challenges faced by people with disabilities in accessing international development programs and will be provided with tips and tools to mitigate these barriers and mainstream disability throughout the program cycle.

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) Health Academy currently provides 15 self-paced e-Learning courses, offered in multiple languages. Specifically, these courses provide “hands-on practice with automated feedback giving the learner immediate correction of errors, and offers effective learning and instruction at the learner’s own pace.” 

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.