CategoriesAbout the course
These questions, and many others, will be answered in this online course organized by Institut Pasteur. Here are 5 reasons why you should register:
Reason n°1: Understanding the concept of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
This online course introduces the concept of 21 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). These diseases occur mainly in tropical zone, remain strongly associated with poverty, and display a particularly complex epidemiology linked to environmental conditions. They benefit from very limited resources and are largely ignored by global funding agencies, which explain their "neglected" status.
Reason n°2: Describe the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and biology of selected neglected tropical diseases
With a wide range of clinical symptoms, these diseases affect over a billion people and are caused by a variety of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and toxins). Many of them are caused by vector-borne pathogens, derived from animal reservoirs and associated with complex life cycles. Available serological or molecular diagnostic tests can help to guide patients towards fairly effective treatments, but many of these still need to be improved.
Reason n°3: Assessing the most effective methods of combating the disease
The fight against NTDs is based on interdisciplinary approaches, ranging from providing diagnostics and medicines as close as possible to the patient, to reducing the mental burden associated with these diseases, and resolving fundamental human rights issues.
Reason n°4: Identify priority research topics for the elimination of these diseases
To achieve the elimination targets set by the WHO for 2030, it is crucial to consolidate funding dedicated to the fight against these diseases, in order to ensure the sustainability of actions undertaken, especially in the case of diseases close to elimination. To this end, research into vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tests will contribute to achieving these objectives.
Reason n°5: Participating in a course on a global public health issue
As the effects of climate change are becoming more and more concrete, a number of vector-borne diseases could rapidly appear in new areas (previously free of them), in which conditions would allow vectors to establish and expand.
In this course, you will learn how the "One Health" approach has been integrated to anticipate this scenario and control these neglected tropical diseases.
Learn more about the course here.
Enrollment: From November 16, 2023 to March 26, 2024
Course: From January 30, 2024 to April 03, 2024