The spread of vector-borne diseases, including malaria, Zika virus and dengue fever, are of global concern.
In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released their Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) document which promotes a stronger, strategic worldwide approach to controlling vectors of disease.
On this The Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them at FutureLearn, you will learn about a wide range of vectors and the diseases they transmit, from the Aedes mosquito and the Zika virus, to the tsetse fly and African sleeping sickness.
You will explore the WHO GVCR document, and will also discover how vector-borne diseases are distributed, and the suitability of vector control practices designed to prevent the spread of these dangerous diseases.
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- Rationale behind vector control
- Burden of vector borne diseases globally
- Vector control challenges
- Vector control successes
- Current vector control situation
- WHO response framework
- 43 days
- 3 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning more about arthropod disease vectors, their fascinating biology, and how they are controlled.
- It is ideal for health workers, vector control researchers, as well as those working and living in countries affected by vector-borne diseases.
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- Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
- A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible
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