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GLIDExNYU Elimination and Eradication Course

GLIDE and the New York University School of Global Public Health (NYU SGPH) jointly designed and delivered a course entitled Disease Elimination and Eradication Strategies for Infectious Diseases in LMICs. This course, accredited by NYU SGPH, targeted health and development students and professionals already engaged in, or interested in, building skills and competencies for infectious disease, especially NTD, elimination and eradication strategy design. The course participants consisted of sixteen students in the MPH program at NYU SGPH, fourteen public health professionals working in the field from such countries as Cameroon, Malawi, Uganda, Pakistan, and Togo, twelve WHO EMRO officials from Egypt and Lebanon, and two virtual teams consisting of eight WHO officials each from Afghanistan and Yemen.

Disease Elimination and Eradication Strategies for Infectious Diseases in LMICs combined design, systems, evaluative, and strategic thinking and incorporated community engagement, behavior change, resource allocation, health systems strengthening strategies, and budgeting to enable participants, working in a total of elven teams, to create a formal proposal to reduce the burden of disease in a specific country to achieve disease elimination and eradication.