To ensure research and policy-shaping KalaCORE outputs reach wide and target audiences, we have put together a short Good Publication Guide. The Guide is aimed at members and partners of KalaCORE and it enlists recommendations to bear into consideration when publishing KalaCORE outputs.
Second run of open-access on-line course "The Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar)"
Start date: Monday, 7th of January 2019
Developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with invaluable guidance, expertise and training material from KalaCORE partners and the support of UK aid by the UK government, we invite you to join the second run of our open-access on-line course on the Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis.
The course serves as a unique platform to learn about the practical tools, and the requirements and the complexities of VL control and elimination programmes. 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.
The course is available on the online educational platform, FutureLearn and it is suitable for anyone who is directly involved with, or interested in, the disease. We recommend that you take advantage of a unique opportunity by the “Study UK campaign” and gain free “Upgrade” access to our course on FutureLearn, https://www.futurelearn.com/study-uk (Deadline: 16 January 2019).
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Developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine together with the guidance, expertise and training material from KalaCORE partners and the support of UK aid by the UK government, we invite you to join the new open free on-line course on the Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL).
The course serves as a unique platform to learn about the practical tools, the requirements and the complexities of VL control and elimination programmes - like those supported by KalaCORE, in South Asia and East Africa.
To register to the course and to find out more information visit https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/visceral-leishmaniasis/
The Guide has been developed and used by KalaCORE, in paralellel to the implementation and operational research activities udertaken. Robust and appropriate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) together can increase the potential for projects to contribute to achieving and demonstrating the goal of the programme.
Several target intervention M&E areas that are covered here include:
- Clinical health worker training to improve diagnosis & treatment
- Laboratory training to improve diagnosis
- Supervision of health workers
- Upgrading health facilities
- Improve supply of drugs & diagnostics
- Behaviour change communication (BCC)
- Strengthening surveillance
- Vector control
This website collates the treatment guidelines for General Hospitals, Primary Hospitals and Health Centres in Ethiopia.
A free course on post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is now accessible through the free online eLearning Platform of the World Health Organization (WHO). This course on PKDL is part of a new e-learning initiative devoted to sustainable control of neglected tropical diseases.
A manual for health workers aiming to guide early recognition of PKDL.