Online course on eliminating Trachoma

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

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The International Centre for Eye Health, supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, ICTC, Sightsavers, LSHTM and FutureLearn, is delivering a free online course which aims to:

  •  Inform and support the personnel implementing and managing trachoma programmes at a district and community level
  •  Provide insights from stakeholders, experts and professionals as they share successes and resolve challenges to achieve elimination of trachoma
Throughout the 5 week course, participants will have a variety of learning tools and opportunities to interact and learn through conversations with peers, educators and experts from across the world. The following topics will be covered:
  •  Mapping trachoma to identify the affected communities
  •  Implementing trachoma prevention and treatment: SAFE strategies at the community level
  •  How to validate and certify successful trachoma elimination

To join this free online course register at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/eliminating-trachoma/1/

On completion participants will have the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.
 
An estimated 150 million people in 51 countries are affected by Trachoma, a neglected tropical disease.
It occurs in some of the poorest populations with limited access to clean water, sanitation, and healthcare, and is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.