Global Health eLearning Center provides free public health courses for everyone

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton

From http://info.k4health.org/elearning

The USAID Global Health eLearning Center offers a menu of courses that learners from many disciplines and positions can use to expand their knowledge in key public health areas and access important up-to-date technical information. The eLearning Center is available at no cost to learners and can be accessed 24 hours a day from any place in the world.

Sign up today at www.globalhealthlearning.org!

The eLearning Courses:

  • Provide useful and timely continuing education for professionals interested in health and population issues
  • Offer state-of-the-art technical content on key public health topics
  • Serve as a practical resource for expanding public health knowledge
  • Offer a flexible learning program for busy professionals 

Welcome to the new USAID Global Health eLearning Center! The courses on this site are free and available to all who are interested.

Current technical information for global health professionals

The Global Health eLearning Center developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health is a response to repeated requests from field staff for access to technical public health information. We have heard from USAID Population, Health, and Nutrition officers (PHNs) and from Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) that they want to be current on global health topics, yet find it a challenge to obtain the information because of logistical and time constraints. The Global Health eLearning Center provides Internet-based courses that:

* Provide useful and timely continuing education for health professionals
* Offer state-of-the-art technical content on key public health topics
* Serve as a practical resource for increasing public health knowledge
* A resource for USAID staff and partners around the world

The Global Health eLearning Center offers a menu of courses that learners can use to expand their knowledge in key public health areas, and to access important up-to-date technical information that USAID public health professionals should know. The primary audiences for the Learning Center are PHN officers and FSNs at USAID missions around the world. However, staff at USAID/Washington, its Cooperating Agencies (CAs), and other partners may also benefit from the Learning Center.

A flexible learning program for busy professionals

Each course is authored by a subject matter expert or a team of experts, is highly focused, and can be completed in about one to two hours. Although courses are designed to be taken online, a printer-friendly format allows you to download course materials for further study.

A blend of technical and programmatic content

The courses combine technical content with program principles, best practices, and case studies. They are intended to provide concrete examples and to stimulate your thinking about ways you can use the principles you have learned in the course to solve problems in the field.

Currently, the Global Health eLearning Center includes 34 courses. A total of 46 courses is envisioned in the future.

» Antenatal Care
 
» Community-Based Family Planning
 
» Diarrheal Disease
 
» Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
 
» Essential Newborn Care
 
» Family Planning 101
 
» Family Planning Counseling
 
» Family Planning Programming – Elements of Success
 
» Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
 
» Fostering Change in Health Services
 
» FP Legislative & Policy Requirements (Updated)
 
» FP/RH for People Living with HIV
 
» Gender and Reproductive Health 101
 
» HIV Basics (Part 1)
 
» Hormonal Methods of Contraception
 
» Human Resources for Health (HRH) Basics 
 
» Immunization Essentials
 
» IUD
 
» Logistics for Health Commodities
 
» M&E Fundamentals
 
» Malaria
 
» Malaria in Pregnancy
 
» Maternal Survival – Programming Issues
 
» Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
 
» Newborn Sepsis
 
» Pneumonia
 
» Population, Health, and Environment Basics
 
» Postpartum Care
 
» Postpartum Family Planning
 
» Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage
 
» Standard Days Method
 
» Tuberculosis – Advanced Concepts
 
» Tuberculosis Basics (Updated)

» Youth Reproductive Health