LSHTM offers free course on Eliminating Trachoma

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is offering a free online course that aims to inform and support the personnel implementing and managing trachoma programmes at a district and community level. It will help participants understand trachoma as a disease, including how to evaluate the natural history, clinical signs, and grading of trachoma in individuals, and map the burden of disease at a community level. The course is intended for everyone involved, or interested in, delivering health services to eliminate blinding trachoma.

The course lasts for 5 weeks and covers topics that include:

  • Understanding trachoma as a disease
  • Exploring the epidemiology of trachoma
  • Discovering how trachoma elimination strategies are implemented and how experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020

The next run of the course is currently open to participants and will begin October 1st 2018.

Course development is supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Sightsavers, and International Coalition for Trachoma Control.

For further information please contact romulo.fabunan@lshtm.ac.uk.

Read more here: Eliminating Trachoma

 

 

 

 

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