Infectious Diseases

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. 

Courses

 A woman in Pemba, Mozambique receives an explanation on how to take ACTs for malaria_Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when disease-causing pathogens are able to withstand the killing or suppressing power of antimicrobial medicines. This phenomenon increases the global burden of...
Source - World Health Organization 2011.  Combat drug resistance poster.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when disease-causing germs are able to withstand the killing or suppressing power of antimicrobial medicines . This phenomenon increases the global infectious...
Source - © 2009 Gaurav Gaur, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - Students of the Department of Social Work at Panjab University make a red ribbon to mark World AIDS Day in Chandigarh, India.
Great strides have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but more must be done. Over 35.3 million people are living with HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, 2013). This course serves as an introduction to the...
Every year more than 700,000 children are infected with HIV. The most common route of HIV transmission for newborns and infants is mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). This course discusses the...
This course is a follow-on to Tuberculosis Basics (Updated) and presents more information about tuberculosis (TB), including an assessment on progress made in TB control and prevention, information...
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...
This course provides health professionals with an overview of both the science and the programming associated with prevention and control of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). Authors explore MIP...
Malaria is a leading cause of illness and death in the developing world and a significant drag on economic development. This course will provide basic knowledge about malaria including prevention,...