Tuberculosis Basics

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This is an updated version of the Tuberculosis Basics eLearning course. It provides some basic information about tuberculosis (TB) and its global impact, along with an overview of some strategies that are currently under way to control TB. These sessions introduce information that you will need to know before moving on to the continuation course called Tuberculosis - Advanced Concepts. Learners who already know the basics may choose to skip ahead to the continuation course.


When you have completed this eLearning course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The global burden of TB
  • TB transmission, control, and prevention
  • The DOTS strategy
  • TB diagnosis and treatment
  • The special challenge of TB and HIV co-infection
  • Key elements of capacity development
  • Global TB initiatives and partner organizations
  • USAID's TB strategy and its expanded response through partnerships and capacity building


We greatly appreciate the invaluable help from the following individuals in developing this course:


Susan Bacheller
Amy Bloom
Connie Davis
Stella Goings
Irene Koek
Gavin MacGregor-Skinner
Peg Marshall
Carolyn Mohan
Clydette Powell
Cheri Vincent


  • 2 hours


  • Sunday, December 21, 2008

Course Authors: 

  • Clydette Powell, USAID

Course Managers: 

  • Chris Davis Merriman, Jhpiego
  • Megan O'Brien, CCP
  • Sara Mazursky, CCP
  • Terra Fretwell, USAID

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