KalaCORE free online course

10 Dec 2018

Understand visceral leishmaniasis transmission and gain practical tools for effective management of diagnosis and treatment in your context.

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is an infectious disease found in many parts of South Asia and East Africa, Southern Europe and South America. It is transmitted through bites from infected sand flies and is the second-largest parasitic killer after malaria. It is almost always fatal if untreated, but the tools do exist to control and even eliminate the disease as a public health problem in some endemic regions.

This free four-week course provides a unique platform to learn about the tools needed for an effective VL control programme from experts delivering current control and elimination programmes in South Asia and East Africa. You will receive unprecedented access to practical tools and insight into understanding the requirements and complexities of such programmes.

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Topics covered include

  • An introduction to the basic biology and epidemiology of VL
  • Clinical management, diagnosis and treatment
  • Sand fly biology, behaviour and VL vector control tools
  • Other key tools to strengthen VL control and elimination programmes including surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, outbreak management, health systems and community health education.

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This course has been developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with KalaCORE, a UK aid-funded programme tackling VL in South Asia and East Africa.