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Teaching and Training

Education contributes to lasting change in local healthcare capacity. Find resources, training modules and handouts useful for health worker education programming as well as patient education on common topics from chronic disease prevention and management to mental health, nutrition and family planning.  Links are provided in languages other than English, where available.

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Health Worker Training

Materials cover hygiene, infectious diseases, pre-natal and maternal health, malnutrition prevention and treatment, chronic disease prevention and treatment, sex education and family planning, surgical care and anesthesia, and wound and burn care.

General Resources

Africa: A Practical Guide for Global Health Workers

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers, by Margo J. Krasnoff, MD, ed.

CDC Tools for Community Action

Community Health Worker (CHW) Central

CUGH Global Health Training Modules

EthnoMed Clinical Topics (Browse by disease and by culture)

Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)

Health Education Program for Developing Countries (English, French, Hmong, Khmer, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish)

Hesperian Health Guides

Hesperian HealthWiki (Searchable health information)

HVO: A Guide to Volunteering Overseas – Excerpt On Teaching

InterAction – Training Materials

NIH E-learning Resources for Global Health Researchers

Partners in Health – Manual of Ultrasound for Resource-Limited Settings

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine – Family Medicine Digital Resource Library

Sphere e-learning – (English, French, Spanish)

The Network: Towards Unity For Health – Women and Health Taskforce Learning Packages

WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance – Knowledge Center

WHO HINARI – Access to Research in Health Databases

WHO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (WHO IRIS) – Community Health Worker Guidelines for Training (1987) 

WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide and Education and Training

WHO – The Safety of Medicines in Public Health Programmes: Pharmacovigilance an Essential Tool

WHO YouTube Channel 

Training Courses

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Education and Resources

Harvard University Global Health (Harvard X)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Free Online Courses (Preventing the Zika Virus; Ebola in Context; Global Blindness; Programs for Nutrition Outcomes; Improving the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents)

Mental Health First Aid

University of Minnesota Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Health

University of Washington Hepatitis C Online Course Modules

University of Washington HIV Web Study


USAID and Hygiene Improvement Project – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Improvement Training Package for the Prevention of Diarrheal Disease (Guide for Training Outreach Workers)

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

Disease Specific Resources

World Bank Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Infectious Diseases

Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education ID Clinical Minute

Diarrheal Diseases

Diarrheal Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries – (2012 Walker et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.)


Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative – HIV Curriculum


NIH AIDS Info – HIV Fact Sheets UCSF HIV InSite (Up-to-date information on treatment, prevention, and policy)


CDC – Ready to Use STD Curriculum – Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Lymphatic Filariasis

Global Alliance to End Filariasis

 WHO Lymphatic Filariasis Fact Sheet


Malaria Atlas Project

Wellcome Genome Campus – Malaria Challenge

WHO Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria

WHO Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Job-Aids and Training Manuals

Onchocerciasis/River Blindness

CDC – Resources for Health Professionals 


Polio Global Eradication Initiative – Resources for Polio Eradication

WHO Checklist and Indicators for Optimizing the Impact of Polio Activities on EPI


CDC – Resources for Health Professionals


CDC – Ready to Use STD Curriculum

National Chlamydia Coalition:  Chlamydia and STD Resources


CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) – Find TB Resources

Minnesota Department of Health Tuberculosis Education and Training (videos, fact sheets in many languages)

National Prevention Information Network – TB Education and Training

TB Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (CDC-funded) Training and Education Products

WHO Guidelines on Tuberculosis

Zika Virus 

American Medical Association – Zika Virus Resource Center

CDC Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Exposure (as of July 2016)

CDC Guidelines for Travelers Visiting Friends and Family in Areas with Chikungunya, Dengue, or Zika

CDC Helpful Patient Handouts

CDC How to Protect Against Mosquito Bites

CDC Interim Zika Response Plan

CDC Recommendations for Women & Their Partners

CDC Testing for Zika

CDC Updated Guidance on Sexual Transmission Prevention (as of July 2016)

CDC Zika Virus Information for Health Care Professionals

CDC Zika Pregnancy Registry

Fogarty International Center – Zika Virus Information and Resources

WHO Frequently Asked Questions About Zika (Statistics, Fact Sheets, Videos)

WHO Zika Virus Situation Reports

Pre-natal Care and Maternal Health

Hesperian Health Guides Safe Pregnancy and Birth Mobile App

Childbirth and Newborn Care

Global Health Media Project

Childbirth Videos 

Newborn Care Videos

Warning Signs in Newborns

Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) – Newborn Jaundice

Rwanda Ministry of Health – Neonatology Clinical Treatment Guidelines

WHO Home Visits for the Newborn Child: A Strategy to Improve Survival (French, Spanish, Chinese, and English)

WHO Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses

WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Childhood Immunizations

WHO Recommendations for Routine Immunizations

Summary of WHO Position Papers – Recommendations for Routine Immunization

Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment

Measuring Malnutrition

WHO Child Growth Standards and the Identification of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Infants and Children

WHO Essential Nutrition Actions

WHO Guidelines for the Inpatient Treatment of Severely Malnourished Children

WHO Guidelines on Nutrition

WHO Updates on the Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Infants and Children 

Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment

Allied Health Professions Australia – Chronic Disease Management

CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Journal of Tropical Medicine – Management of Chronic Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

WHO – Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion

WHO – Preventing Chronic Diseases, A Vital Investment

Asthma / Allergies

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Asthma Training Program for Health Professionals


International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Diabetes Education Modules

International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish)

NY State Dept. of Health – Diabetes Prevention and Control


CDC High Blood Pressure Educational Materials for Professionals

PLOS One – “Culturally Adapted Hypertension Education to Improve Blood Pressure Control and Treatment Adherence in Patients of African Origin with Uncontrolled Hypertension: Cluster-Randomized Trial”

Mental Health

A Mental Health Training Program for Community Health Workers in India: Impact on Knowledge and Attitudes 

Training Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters

WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide


WHO Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity: What Works

Sex Education / Family Planning

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative – Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit

Sex Education That Works

WHO – Ensuring Human Rights in the Provision of Contraceptive Information and Services

WHO – Reproductive Choices and Family Planning for People Living with HIV

Surgical Care and Anesthesia

WHO Emergency and Essential Surgical Care

Basic Surgical Skills

Practical Anesthesia

Emergency and Trauma Care Modules

PLOS Medicine “Improving Effective Surgical Delivery in Humanitarian Disasters: Lessons from Haiti”

Pulse Oximetry Training Materials (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) 

Safe Surgery

Surgical Safety Checklist (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish)

WHO Safe Surgery Guidelines

World Bank Disease Control Priorities, Essential Surgery

Injection Safety Resources

Patient Education

Materials cover hygiene, infectious diseases, pre-natal and maternal health, malnutrition prevention and treatment, chronic disease prevention and treatment, and sex education and family planning.

General Resources

American Medical Women’s Association – Women’s Health Information Brochures for Patients – Health Information

World Medical Assembly – WMA Declaration of Lisbon on the Rights of the Patient

Disease Specific Resources

Infectious Diseases


National Chlamydia Coalition –  Chlamydia and STD Resources


Cholera Community Handout in Creole

Global Health Media Project – Story of Cholera Videos in Many Languages


American Family Physician – Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines

WHO Flip Chart for Patient Education on HIV

Lymphatic Filariasis – Lymphatic Filariasis


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Malaria


Minnesota Department of Health Tuberculosis Education and Training (videos, fact sheets in many languages)

World Care Council – The Patients’ Charter for Tuberculosis Care


Hand Washing

Toilets and Waste Disposal

Pre-Natal and Maternal Health

Childbirth and Newborn Care

Global Health Media Project

Childbirth and Newborn Care Videos

Warning Signs in Newborns

Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment


Heart Care International Parent/Family Handbook (EnglishSpanish)


 WHO Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity

Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity: What Works

Sex Education/Family Planning

Reproductive Choices and Family Planning for People Living with HIV

Learning Resources for Volunteers

Further your global health education, identify research opportunities and guidelines. Find databases with global health information, open access journals and health statistics.

General Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) – Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Hughes RG

Baylor University Medical Center “Surgical Mission Work: An Inside Perspective” (Solomon)

CDC Train (free but must create account)

Consortium of Universities for Global Health – Educational Modules

Fogarty International Center – Brain Disorders in the Developing World


Global Health Media Project

Global Healthcare Information Network (GHI-net)

Harvard University – Humanitarian Academy

Health Volunteers Overseas – A Guide to Volunteering Overseas Excerpt on Teaching

Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health – Open Coursework

Johns Hopkins University – Global mHealth Initiative

Mayo Clinic- A Taste of Tropical Medicine: A Global Health Volunteerism Short Prep Course

Medical Education Partnership Initiative – Online Medical Courses

NIH Medline Videos

Peoples Open Access Education Initiative

The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust – Mother and Child Nutrition

Unite For Sight – Global Health University

University of Alabama Basic Biostatistics

University of Rochester and American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) Global Health Book Club Reading List 

University of Toronto: Ptolemy Project

USAID Global Health e-Learning Center – Current Technical Information for Global Health Professionals

Research Tools and Opportunities

Case Studies for Global Health

Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University Case Studies

Global Health Network

International Antiviral Society-USA (Cases, Webinars, Webcasts, Guidelines)

NIH e-Learning Resources for Global Health Researchers

NIH Global Health Research Topics

WHO Core Competencies for Patient Safety Researchers

Databases of Global Health Information

Bugs, Drugs, and Global Health Blog – about WHO Observatory –

CABI Global Health

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Global Health and Science Practice Open Access Journal


World Health Organization (WHO) Health Statistics and Information Systems 

Global Health Observatory

Training Courses

Global Health Learning Center Courses

Harvard University Readings in Global Health