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The Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them

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Examine the global challenge of vector-borne diseases and how vector control practices can reduce the risk to public health with The Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them at FutureLearn.

Overview

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.

Key facts:

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rationale behind vector control
  • Burden of vector borne diseases globally
  • Vector control challenges
  • Vector control successes
  • Current vector control situation
  • WHO response framework

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 43 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 43 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 43 days.

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Funding

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