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Global Health Training Materials

Low Cost or free resources for healthcare in low resource settings:


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As part of its development of training and service programs, the Division of International Health develops training materials and adapts suitable materials from other Centers for Disease Control & Prevention sources.  For example one can access self-paced training tutorials that provide interactive instruction, allowing individuals to concentrate on a single learning objective and provide learners with in-depth descriptions of the subject and an opportunity to practice the skills learned through a series of interactive components and examples.  It is primarily aimed at public health employees and trainees of field epidemiology training programs.

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Members of The Network: TUFH Women and Health Taskforce have developed a series of training modules on topics ranging from violence against women and contraceptive practices to adolescent health and unwanted pregnancy/unsafe abortion. These women’s health modules, along with others still in development, make up the Women and Health Learning Package (WHLP), a free e-learning resource for use by educators, health providers and health sciences students (particularly medical and nursing students) in developing countries.

The first edition of the WHLP (revised January 2005) is available for free download here.  Institutions that are unable to download copies of the WHLP may request a free copy on CD-ROM (including free postal shipping) by contacting GHETS, 8 North Main Street, Suite 404, Attleboro, MA 02703, USA, Telephone: +1-508-226-5091 extension 15; Fax: +1-508-448-8346; Email:

People’s Movement for Human Rights Education (PDHRE) has produced 8 training videos for learning about CEDAW and its relevance to women’s daily lives.  The video series and accompanying manual are available in English, French, and Spanish. Cost of the video and manual ($35.00) includes shipping costs.  Free copies are available for organisations and communities in developing countries.  The manual was prepared as a guideline for the training of trainers who are expected to adopt it to their own national and local needs and introduce CEDAW across their societies, with a special emphasis on the community level.  The Series and the Manual were produced with the support of the Austrian Government and the Vienna Institute for Development and Cooperation in collaboration with women human rights groups and film makers in Argentina, USA, Senegal and Tanzania.

For more information click here or contact:
PDHRE – New York Office, Shulamith Koenig, Executive Director, 526 West 111th Street, New York, NY 10025, USA
tel: +1 212.749-3156; fax: +1 212.666-6325

Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)  is a consortium of faculty and health care educators based in the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. They work to promote and facilitate global health education in four areas – curriculum and training materials development, clinical training, career development, and education policy.  They have created more than 100 peer- reviewed global health modules on various topics in global health. The modules are available on the GHEC website and include PowerPoint slides (in Macromedia ìFlashî format) backed up by supplementary notes, case studies, and often, an end-of-module quiz.

Baylor Pediatric AIDS: Excellent online HIV curriculum with cases and questions at the end of each chapter.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health:  Some of Johns Hopkins School of Public Healthís most popular courses are available at the OpenCourseWare (OCW) project.

Medical Peace Work – a series of online courses for health professionals – have relaunched their informative introductions into violence prevention and peace building.  Register to gain access to these fantastic and completely free courses.

University of Southampton has a Child Malnutrition free online course available.

Expedition Medicine provide expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses, both here in the UK and also in a number of carefully selected overseas locations.

Child Health in Low-Resource Settings – This course has been developed for paediatricians and doctors planning to work with children in low-resource settings. Through lectures, workshops and discussion, we aim to prepare participants for some of the key clinical and broader challenges that you may face when working in a low-resource setting.

Anaesthesia in Developing Countries – Five day International Course Kampala, Uganda. The next course will be held on the 4th to 8th November 2013. ‘Anaesthesia in Developing Countries is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 15 CPD credits.’Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) – Founded in 1965 by Professor David Morley CBE, Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) is a unique charity whose main objective is to promote the health of children and advance medical knowledge and teaching in the UK and throughout the world by providing and developing educational material.
HPA Migrant Health Guide
International Child Health Review Collaboration

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