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NCD Short Course at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, August 22-26

By Eric Obscherning Moderator | 26 Apr, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and disability globally. No longer viewed as diseases of affluence, NCDs are of critical importance to all countries and are firmly on the global political agenda. Successfully addressing the complex causes of these diseases and reducing the global burden will involve interdisciplinary approaches and a systems viewpoint. Researchers and policy makers from around the world working in this field thus require a critical understanding of the commonalities and differences in perspectives across sectors, which will enable them to work effectively within a ‘global’ ecological perspective on NCDs.

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Mbiydzenyuy Ferdinant Sonyuy Replied at 12:49 PM, 26 Apr 2016

Thank you Eric, for posting this information. This is an excellent knowledge ans skills opportunity that I have been following up to attend for the past two years to no avail. some of us have responded to this critical health challenge and because of Inadequate skills, we keep struggling in this domain. We have recently developed a prevention and control program guide for our organization, and a strategic plan but significantly are still in need of the technical aspects of continuing the credible work we are doing. I wish to request in this forum that If someone has or knows an opportunity to help enable one person to get trained in this course, this will be a great addition to the work force on NCDs in Africa which is currently still sadly low. If you also desires to forge collaboration with us in Cameroon, or to know more about our initiative, please write to me at to know more about our work.

Hoping to hear from you.

Yvonne Opanga Replied at 6:16 AM, 27 Apr 2016

Dear Eric,

Thank you for the update. This is really a great opportunity for us in
African countries considering the current rise in incidences of NCDs hence
need to set up policies and improve structures in health systems that would
enable us deal with the double burden of disease. I would like to inquire
if there are any available scholarships for the courses.Thank you

FICARD NDAYIMIRIJE Replied at 6:55 AM, 27 Apr 2016

Thank you for this information
Ficard Ndayimirije

Emmanuel Benyeogor Replied at 7:32 AM, 27 Apr 2016

Are there any scholarships?

Dr Shanta Ghatak Replied at 9:57 AM, 27 Apr 2016

Can we do it online or something ? What are the modalities of the course ? Can we opt for a free session ? With scholarship ? Please guide if possible ?
Thanks
Dr Shanta Ghatak

Eric Obscherning Moderator Replied at 8:17 PM, 28 Apr 2016

For those asking about scholarships and financial support, I don't believe LSHTM offers these for this short course at the moment. Please see Christina's post in response to these concerns about free alternatives: http://www.ghdonline.org/yp-chronic/discussion/re-ncd-short-course-at-london-...

Maryam Shafaee Replied at 8:57 PM, 28 Apr 2016

Thank you for sharing - very helpful.

Ntombifuthi Dennis Replied at 6:23 AM, 5 May 2016

Thank you for sharing. Does anyone know whether this an accredited course?

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