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Communicable Diseases Programs


At program and project level, one has to lead and/or manage control/elimination activities. Thus, it is necessary for those who are working towards disease control to acquire basic skills in leadership and management. While management in a program and project is the same, it is important to note that a program has no time limit apart from meeting targets by month or year whilea project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time with a defined scope and resources. A project is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. Project/program management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project/program activities to meet the project/program objectives and targets.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Set the similarities and differences between leadership and management
  2. Mention the major differences between programs and projects
  3. Define the concept of integration in health and list its cons and pros
  4. Plan for disease control
  5. Develop an action plan and implement it
  6. Manage resources including time
  7. Monitor and evaluate a disease control program/project

Course Outline

  1. Leadership and management
  2. Project/program management
  3. Vertical/ integrated program management
  4. Planning
  5. Implementation
  6. Monitoring and evaluation

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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