Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Understand how mosquitoes and other arthropod disease vectors can be controlled

The spread of vector-borne diseases, including malaria, Zika virus and dengue fever, are of global concern.

In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released their Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) document which promotes a stronger, strategic worldwide approach to controlling vectors of disease.

On this course, you will learn about a wide range of vectors and the diseases they transmit, from the Aedes mosquito and the Zika virus, to the tsetse fly and African sleeping sickness.

You will explore the WHO GVCR document, and will also discover how vector-borne diseases are distributed, and the suitability of vector control practices designed to prevent the spread of these dangerous diseases.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning more about arthropod disease vectors, their fascinating biology, and how they are controlled.

It is ideal for health workers, vector control researchers, as well as those working and living in countries affected by vector-borne diseases.

Who developed the course?

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Its mission is to improve health and health equity worldwide.

ARCTEC

arctec at the LSHTM is a world-leading independent test centre for the evaluation and development of arthropod pest control technologies.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Breaking the cycle of poor health and poverty since 1898

IVCC

IVCC works globally to facilitate innovative approaches to preventing vector-borne diseases and tackle the growing threat of insecticide resistance.