Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. With the targets of the WHO End TB Strategy set, the need for effective prevention and treatment is even more urgent. Despite the many challenges faced in tuberculosis research, including low capacity for human efficacy testing of vaccines, multidrug-resistance, and poor links between diagnosis and treatment of patients with tuberculosis.
There is a need to educate community members about TB as an infectious TB. The importance of immediate diagnosis is key in dealing with mortality and morbidity of TB. Community members need to be equipped regarding TB disease, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, adherence, and the relationship between HIV and TB.
The course is developed for and aimed at non-professionals working in health care facilities and in the community.
After completion of this course, you should be able to:
This is an eLearning course.
The following modules are included in this short course:
Participants are assessed by means of multiple-choice questionnaires at the end of each module. In order to be successful, a pass rate of 50% is required.
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate on completion of this course should they successfully complete the assessment process.