Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsSIMON CROFT: Hello, and welcome to week one. In this first week, you learn about the disease. What is visceral leishmaniasis, where it is, who does it affect, and why it is important to control. You will also find out about the parasite that causes the disease, how and where it lives in the human body, and also in the sand fly, the insect vector that transmits the Leishmania parasites. Remember that each step features a comments area that you can use to share your thoughts and reflections. When you feel happy with the material and ideas covered, please mark the session as complete before using the 'Next' link to move on.

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Welcome to Week 1

Welcome to the first week of the course. In this video, Professor Simon Croft outlines what we will cover together during this week.

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Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine