Sustainability framework for action against NTDs 2021–2030

Ensuring sustainability of NTD interventions and outcomes is a key goal of the NTD road map 2021–2030, as achieving the 2030 targets set for control, elimination and eradication will require substantial effort and new approaches in terms of organization, management, and financing of NTD programmes. Addressing sustainability issues need time and resources. This course helps countries to get prepared by presenting an action-oriented approach to assess sustainability of national NTD interventions, develop an action plan, and mitigate risks.

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Language: English
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Course information

Course overview: NTD programmes have made substantial progress in the last two decades. However, how to sustain such progress and protect hard-won health outcomes is becoming a critical question. The Sustainability Framework for action against NTD 2021-2030 is a companion document to the road map for NTDs 2021-2030. It aims at supporting countries to foster sustainability of their NTD interventions by presenting an action-oriented approach to:

  1. Facilitate country level planning
  2. Generates political momentum
  3. Enhances resources mobilization

Course duration: Approximately 1:30 - 2 hours.

Certificates: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

What you'll learn

  • After completing this online course, you will state the purpose of the sustainability framework, describe in detail its structure and three key components - contextual inputs, health system, and non-health system and finally implement the six phases to develop concrete action plan to foster the sustainability of national NTD interventions.

Course contents

  • Course Introduction

  • Module 1: Purpose of the framework:

    By the end of this module, you will describe the various ways to build the sustainability of NTD interventions; describe the underlying principles and purpose of the framework; and demonstrate the ability to connect the sustainability plan with the goals of the road map.
  • Module 2: Description of the framework:

    By the end of this module, you will analyse the key components of the framework and use them for a comprehensive sustainability assessment.
  • Module 3: Use of the framework:

    By the end of this module, you will identify the six phases of implementing the sustainability framework and also list the outcomes for each phase. You will demonstrate capabilities of putting the framework to use, from charting out the roles and responsibilities, expectations and influences of different stakeholders, to doing an assessment of state-of-art of NTD interventions to projecting a future with real and achievable targets.
  • Final Assessment

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.