This course focuses on tools that can be used to prevent and control influenza. These tools include: seasonal influenza vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
Overview: Influenza causes 3-5 million cases of severe illness and up to 650,000 respiratory deaths a year globally. Lower respiratory infections are the leading cause of death in low income countries annually. Some populations are particularly vulnerable to seasonal influenza, either because they have a greater risk of exposure or because they have a greater risk of developing severe disease: pregnant women; health workers; people with chronic health conditions (such as diabetes, HIV, asthma, heart or lung disease); people over the age of 65 years; and children from 6 months to 59 months.
This course provides an overview of the tools to prevent and control influenza. The training is intended for health workers and other stakeholders involved in preventing and treating influenza.
Learning objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:
Course duration: Approximately 30 minutes.
Certificates: A Confirmation of participation will be available to participants who complete 100% of the course material.
Two additional modules are currently being developed. We will keep you posted as soon as this new content is added to the course along with quizzes for each module. You will then be able to get a Record of Achievement and an Open Badge upon successful completion of those graded assignments. Thank you very much for your consideration.