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Open WHO course on WASH and neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced an open, self-paced course on titled "Water, sanitation and hygiene for the prevention and care of neglected tropical diseases." Designed for government officials, development agencies, civil society partners and others, this course facilitates cooperation between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) specialists. 

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NTDs are a pressing global health concern, impacting over 1.6 billion people, predominantly within marginalized communities. The availability and access to WASH services are critical not just for the prevention of these diseases but also for their effective management and care.

The course is divided into three modules where participants will understand WASH's pivotal role concerning NTDs, explore avenues for mutual collaboration between the WASH and NTD sectors, and benefit from real-world programme experiences (Ethiopia, India and Uganda). 

A self-assessment follows each module to reinforce key learnings, culminating in a certificate upon successful completion.

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