E-learning Resources for Global Health Researchers
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Many organizations offer no- and low-cost e-learning resources to those working in the field of global health research. Resources include training courses, MOOCs and course materials (presentations, videos, reading lists, visual aids, articles), resource centers and resource networks.
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Note: Fogarty provides this collection of training resources to supplement the information found on this website. These resources are not produced by Fogarty and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided on external websites. Inclusion in this collection of resources does not indicate an endorsement by Fogarty of the sponsors or of the information and products.
NIH and NIH-supported resources
The Healthcare Professional's Core Resource on Alcohol - FREE
These 14 Core articles from NIAAA offer the basics of what every professional needs to know about alcohol. For physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologist, and pharmacists.
Brain Disorders in the Developing World webinar series - FREE
This series of NIDA-sponsored webinars features success stories and lessons learned directly from investigators working on projects supported through Fogarty's Brain Disorders in the Developing World program.
Training and Outreach - FREE
A collection of links to online trainings, courses, videos, webinars and other training resources assembled by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Global mHealth Research Training Institute Presentations - FREE
Presentations from the Institute offer a free, on-demand learning opportunity for those interested in global mHealth research.
NIH Household Air Pollution Research Training Institute presentations - FREE
Review presentations from the NIH 2012 Household Air Pollution Research Training Institute on clean cookstove research, use, testing and adoption.
NIH Office of Clinical Research - many are FREE
Clinical research training opportunities for investigators and others involved in clinical research, including some no-cost, on-demand courses.
NIH Prevention Research Methods Training Opportunities - many are FREE
Training opportunities in prevention research methodology from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, focusing on study design, intervention design, data analysis and measurement methods. Trainings are offered in many formats, including online courses, web-based tutorials and in-person meetings.
NIH Rigor and Reproducibility Training Modules - FREE
This series of training modules from NIH focuses on integral aspects of rigor and reproducibility in the research endeavor, such as bias, blinding and exclusion criteria. The modules are a part of NIH initiatives to enhance rigor and reproducibility in research.
Webcasts of Fogarty Events - FREE
View webcasts of selected past Fogarty Events to learn more about global health research issues and initiatives, including 40th Anniversary presentations, lectures and other special events.
Biomedical Engineering for Africa - FREE
A free e-book by authors who were supported in part by a grant from Fogarty/NIH. Courtesy of the University of Cape Town Libraries. Published July 2019.
Clinician-Scientist Investigator (CSI) Curriculum - FREE
Onlin curriculum to support the career development of academic physician scientists from NIH's
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
E-learning Resource Networks
Africa Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Network - FREE
A network of organizations and individuals working to advance health education in Africa by using open educational resources to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and support communities around health education. Find or create online resources, or collaborate and connect with others working in the field.
AuthorAID - FREE
This global online network provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries. The network helps these researchers publish and communicate about their work, and serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.
Global Health Training Centre from the Global Health Network - FREE
Features training materials and resources from across The Global Health Network. Provides research staff of all roles, regions and disease areas with ‘how-to’ training materials required to safely conduct high quality research. Includes short and modular courses, and e-Seminars. Register to gain access to community groups and post to the blog.
Open Education Global - FREE
A collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world offering open educational content using a shared model. Access free online courses from member institutions, and join online communities on a variety of topics.
Global Health Courses and Programs
CDC Learning Connection - FREE
Quality trainings from CDC, other federal agencies, and federally funded partners.
CDC TRAIN - FREE
A comprehensive catalog of public health training opportunities from the Public Health Foundation
Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) - FREE
Training modules and resources, including case studies and modules on noncommunicable diseases
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
The Global Health Network
Global Health Network Process Map - FREE
Comprehensive, interactive project planning tools for global health researchers, including e-learning, questions and answers, expert guidance, links and tools, and is applicable to all health research settings
Unite for Sight
Global Health University
Webinars and training workshops, low-cost Global Health certificate programs, social enterprise consulting, and fellowship and internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad
Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN)
Heat Health Masterclasses- FREE
Rapid, interactive learning of best practices and science for essential applications in heat health, taught by leading experts in the field
Supercourse global training resources
Research Methods - FREE
Training modules and resources on improving research methods, with the long-term goal of increasing the likelihood of resulting scientific publication for researchers in developing countries. Produced by the Library of Alexandria. Available in many languages.
Global Health Network Supercourse - FREE
Lectures on global health and prevention designed to improve the teaching of prevention for teachers, professors and other educators. Produced at the WHO Collaborating Center, University of Pittsburgh.
Science Supercourse - FREE
Resources for teachers, professors, and other educators to use as they see fit in their teaching of science, including materials in public health, computer engineering, agriculture and the environment. A joint endeavor between the Library of Alexandria in Egypt and the WHO Collaborating Center, University of Pittsburgh.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Global Health eLearning Center - FREE
Internet-based courses to expand the knowledge in key public health areas for USAID public health professionals. Courses include a blend of technical and programmatic content on topics such as child health, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.
MEASURE Evaluation Learning Center - FREE
Online courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) topics for researchers, program managers, trainers, policy makers, students and other public health professionals. A fundamentals course is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese. Funded by USAID and PEPFAR, offers
World Health Organization (WHO)
OpenWHO - FREE
Interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies.
Patient Safety - Education and Training - FREE
A collection of training materials and tools to help individuals and organizations improve their understanding and knowledge of patient safety.
University Courses and Programs
Johns Hopkins University
University of Washington Department of Global Health E-learning - FREE
Online courses, including open educational resources to support the education and advancement of students and health workers worldwide. Offers significantly reduced fees for participants in low- and middle-income countries.
Stanford University Online - FREE
Stanford University’s extended education and lifelong learning opportunities both on campus and around the world.
Other Courses and Programs – Health, Medicine, Research, Science
Gender-Transformative Leadership: A Participatory Toolkit for Health Workers from Jhpiego - FREE
A multi-module toolkit, including videos, slide sets and a facilitator guide covering leading, negotiating, networking and sexual harassment.
Global Health Media Project - FREE
A new, growing collection of online videos on a variety of clinical global health topics created and distributed by the nonprofit Global Health Media Project, designed to reach low-resource health workers who have no other access to this clinical information.
iBiology - FREE
A collection of open access videos of seminars, short talks and full-length courses by the world’s leading scientists, including collections for students and educators.
Osmosis Question Database and Video collection - FREE
Access the in-depth collection of professionally curated medical question, and visual, detailed explanations for medical topics from Osmosis medical learning management tools, which are fee based.
Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) video trainings - FREE
On-demand video trainings on biosafety. Fogarty is a partner of PBSA, which is dedicated to the provision of comprehensive knowledge related to biosafety issues in Pakistan.
Limited Connectivity E-learning Resources
eGranary Digital Library
An off-line information collection providing instant access to over 30 million Internet resources to institutions lacking adequate Internet access. eGranary was Developed by the WiderNet Project, a service program based at the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science. Installations are available for purchase by organizations.
COVID-19 Free Online Training
Mérieux Foundation - FREE
Diagnostic Testing in Pandemic Response: the recording of a webinar, co-organized by the Mérieux Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on September 15, 2021 explainined the importance of the evaluation of the diagnostic tests launched on the market, the different ways to facilitate access to quality tests and the key role of genomic surveillance to monitor SARS-CoV variants.
Updated September 28, 2022