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Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (FutureLearn)

Understand the spread of Visceral leishmaniasis, and gain practical tools to control and combat it in your setting. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) – also known as kala-azar – is endemic in parts of South Asia, East Africa, Southern Europe and South America. It is fatal if untreated, but the tools do exist to control and even eliminate VL transmission in some of these areas. This online course will you give you an understanding of the biology and epidemiology of VL, then explain practical control and elimination tools that you can use to combat it.

You’ll look at real-world examples of current VL control and elimination programmes, and find out how to implement and evaluate a programme in your own setting.