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.