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Course acknowledgements

Many thanks from the course team. Lead Educator: Jimmy Whitworth Educators: Adrienne Testa, Maryirene Ibeto, Hilary Bower, Jillian Murray Course initiation and content design: Hilary Bower, Olivier le Polain, Cathy …

Ending remarks for the course

Thank you for participating in the course “Disease Outbreaks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”. In this final video, Jimmy Whitworth gives a brief summary of the last three weeks and …

Top 5 Resources

LSHTM. 2019. Infographic: Which interventions are used in disease outbreak response? Available from: https://moocs.lshtm.ac.uk/disease_outbreak_intervention/ LSHTM. Emergency and epidemic data kit. Available from: https://opendatakit.lshtm.ac.uk/edk/ Surveillance Outbreak Response Management System. Digital solutions …

Summary of Week 3

We have now reached the end of Week 3 and the conclusion of the course. Thank you for participating in the discussions and case studies. By now you should have …

Disease Outbreak Response in the Future

In this article, Catherine Houlihan (LSHTM) describes the development and roles of innovations and technologies in outbreak preparedness and response. Including data collection, analysis and modelling; microbiology; and clinical trials …

Outbreaks are here to stay

Outbreaks continue to happen despite improvements in our abilities to prepare for and respond to them. In this step, Jimmy Whitworth (LSHTM) describes the drivers of new outbreaks; outlines new …

Outbreak response: Microbiologist

In this step, Martin Antonio (MRC) outlines the key activities of microbiologists during an outbreak response. He explains what tools are needed in a laboratory to respond to an outbreak …

Outbreak response: Social Scientist

In this step, Hana Rohan (LSHTM & UK-PHRST) outlines some of the specific activities social scientists can perform during an outbreak response. She gives details about the tools used; their …

Key Interventions in a Disease Outbreak Response

Once a disease outbreak is detected and a response triggered, the challenge of prioritising and implementing effective interventions begins. In this step Antonio Isidro Carrion Martin, Anna Kuehne and Rosamund …

Outbreak response: Clinician

In Step 1.12, Soka Moses (Liberia Ministry of Health) outlined the role of clinicians in outbreak preparedness and response. In this step, he will further outline the specific interventions clinicians …
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