New PEPFAR eLearning Courses Now Available

New PEPFAR eLearning courses are available on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health eLearning Center.

Cervical Cancer Prevention (Low-Resource Settings): Provides essential knowledge about the burden of cervical cancer; effective and low-cost tools available to detect and treat precancerous lesions; information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine; links between HIV, HPV, and cervical cancer; and proven program approaches applied in low-resource settings to combat this preventable killer. The course focuses on the use of visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy in a single visit approach (SVA) in low-resource settings.

Data Quality for HIV/AIDS Programs: Helps participants understand what data quality is, why it is important, and what programs can do to improve it.

Data Use for Program Managers: Provides learners with a systematic approach to planning for the use of data, specifically within the field of HIV/AIDS.

Economic Evaluation Basics: Gives learners a basic understanding of the common methods used to conduct an economic evaluation and the role of economic evaluations in policy and program decision-making in the field of international public health.

Family Planning/Reproductive Health for People Living with HIV: Helps you consider the benefits of integrating family planning (FP) services and counseling with HIV/AIDS services – and how that can be done. The course also covers contraceptive methods for people with HIV and discusses how HIV care providers can help their clients make family planning choices.

Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health 101: Seeks to provide learners with an introduction to gender and reproductive and sexual health and introduces the steps of gender integration in reproductive and sexual health programs.

Geographic Approaches to Global Health: Acquaints learners with spatial data and the use of such data to enhance the decision-making process for health program implementation in limited resource settings.

Healthy Businesses: Familiarizes learners with strategies to design and deliver activities to ensure that commercial for-profit health care providers have the business, operational, and financial capacity to sustainably provide essential health services.

HIV Basics (Part 1): Provides an overview of HIV/AIDS biology, epidemiology, and prevention.

HIV Stigma and Discrimination: Explores HIV-related stigma and discrimination, including their importance and effects on behavior and HIV responses, promising practices for addressing them, and addresses the complex challenges that remain.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance: Provides a background of the HIV epidemic, an overview of HIV surveillance systems and a basic understanding of HIV surveillance components.

Male Circumcision Policy and Programming: Provides learners with an overview of scientific evidence of male circumcision's (MC's) protective effect against HIV transmission, the acceptability and safety of MC, challenges to MC program implementation, and policy and program guidance.

Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for HIV/AIDS Programs: Strengthens the learner's understanding of how to develop a M&E framework that can be used to organize and implement various components of a M&E system.

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Presents the basic elements of preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) that expand across the continuum of care – during antenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care – and highlights key elements that must be addressed in programs.

Nutrition: Covers the basic concepts of good nutrition, common nutritional deficiencies, vulnerable groups, and the causes of undernutrition and reviews major population-based interventions to improve nutritional status.

PEPFAR Next Generation Indicators Guidance: Allows learners to gain a better understanding about the newest version of the NGI Reference Guide and how the information contained in the guide can be used to report progress of PEPFAR programs within national monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

In response to the growing demand for timely technical and programmatic information, USAID, OGAC, CDC, and other PEPFAR agencies and implementing partners joined together to develop these courses. All courses are free, can be completed at your own pace and convenience, and are accessible anywhere an internet connection is available.

One-time registration at www.globalhealthlearning.org will give you free access to the courses, as well as more than 40 other courses on a variety of global health topics. Look for additional PEPFAR eLearning courses in the future.

Questions? Email lbasalla@jhuccp.org.