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Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis

Understand the spread of Visceral leishmaniasis, and gain practical tools to control and combat it in your setting.

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Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

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  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis

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Control and combat Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) - also known as kala-azar - is endemic in parts of South Asia, East Africa, Southern Europe and South America. It is fatal if untreated, but the tools do exist to control and even eliminate VL transmission in some of these areas.

This online course will you give you an understanding of the biology and epidemiology of VL, then explain practical control and elimination tools that you can use to combat it.

You’ll look at real-world examples of current VL control and elimination programmes, and find out how to implement and evaluate a programme in your own setting.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the cause of visceral leishmaniasis, the way it is transmitted and the basic epidemiology of the disease.
  • Identify the symptoms and the tools used for the diagnosis and treatment of visceral leishmaniasis, in order to improve case management.
  • Explore the use of vector control methods to prevent bites from infected sand-flies such as using bed-nets and insecticides.
  • Reflect on the realities of implementing a VL control programme and the role of community outreach, disease surveillance and control program evaluation.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who are working in the field on Visceral leishmaniasis control. It will also be useful for those with an interest in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and vector control.

Who will you learn with?

Vanessa Yardley

I am an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Disease at LSHTM. My interests are in drug discovery, particularly for kinetoplastid infections, and in parasitology.

Simon Croft

I am Professor of Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have worked on leishmaniasis for over 40 years, mainly on drug discovery and development.

Who developed the course?

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Its mission is to improve health and health equity worldwide.

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What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $69 (+ shipping) you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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