The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new online training module that aims to support countries, international organizations, and partners to work together to identify common ground in order to maximize efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
The One Health approach recognises that the relationships between human, animal and environmental health is key to sustainably address neglected tropical diseases. Fundamentally, One Health is about understanding “whole system” interactions and bringing together relevant stakeholders and sectors to take a coordinated approach where it is appropriate to do so.
The first step is simple: explore where a One Health approach would be appropriate and build collaboration between relevant disciplines and sectors in order to recognize the connection between humans, animals, and the environment, as well as the necessity for integrated health interventions.
WHO invites all interested parties – public to human and animal health practitioners, programme managers, country representatives, and representatives of international organizations and non-State actors – to take the course on One Health in action, to continue the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Learn at your own pace with the six modules available. You can take all six modules, or just the ones you are interested in:
Module 1: Introduction to One Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Module 2: The One Health actions needed to address Neglected Tropical Diseases
Module 3: How to get started
Module 4: How to work together efficiently
Module 5: How to work with, not only for, local communities
Module 6: How to unlock the political will to drive sustainable impact
The course duration is approximately 3,5 hours.