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Disease targeted for elimination or eradication


Recently, the world faced several epidemics and emerging infectious diseases. The list includes: Zika, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), chikungunya, avian influenza, cholera, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, diphtheria, and many others. The emergence and rapid transmission of high-threat pathogen diseases have increased due to unrest and internal displacement, refugees, low access to basic health care services and environmental infrastructure, rapid urbanization, climate change, and weak response and surveillance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. List diseases targeted for elimination/eradication
  2. Review success stories in elimination/eradication (smallpox eradication)
  3. Assess the progress so far and identify the remaining challenges
  4. Understand the process of issuing WHO elimination/eradication certificate to a country
  5. Discuss issues of sustainability and resurgence

Course Outline

  1. Principles of disease elimination and eradication
  2. Diseases targeted for elimination/eradication
  3. Review success stories in elimination/eradication (smallpox eradication/polio)

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 12 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.