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Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases
    • Communicable Diseases Module

      Communicable diseases module coverWelcome to the Communicable Diseases module of the HEAT Programme.

      Communicable diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and parasites, make a huge contribution to the burden of disease, disability and death in low- and middle-income countries like Ethiopia.

      Six leading groups of infectious diseases (acute respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis, malaria and measles) together cause over 11 million deaths worldwide every year, and at least 1 billion people are affected by so-called ‘neglected tropical diseases’, including leprosy and schistosomiasis, and/or by intestinal parasites such as tapeworm and hookworm.

      Some communicable diseases are easily preventable through simple measures such as vaccination and changes in human behaviour (for example, handwashing with soap). 

      This Module will help you to acquire the basic skills and knowledge to reduce the burden of mortality and morbidity in your community through the detection, prevention and treatment of common infections.

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      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Health Education and Training (HEAT). There are 17 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      As a health worker using these free materials you will learn more about communicable diseases.


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      • 84 hours study
      • Level 1: Introductory

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