General resources

  • Online Learning Tools – NIH includes resources like training courses, MOOCs and course materials (presentations, videos, reading lists, visual aids, articles), resource centers and resource networks.
  • CDC Public Health Fellowship Program Online Resources: This is a professional development database that houses global health-related resources, such as events and training opportunities. This database is updated with new and different global health resources regularly.
  • Health Literacy Tool: Use this tool to assess knowledge retention and methodology so that changes can be made in the delivery, content and style of the lectures.
  • Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at UBC Learn more about the Neglected Tropical Diseases Initiative at the University of British Columbia, which focused on developing interventions for developing countries.

Free online courses

  • Dependency to Partnership: It’s About Change explores the dimensions, psychology, and dynamics of change needed to make foreign aid more effective.
  • Dependency to Partnership: Leading/Managing Change is an introduction to the practices of leading and managing that underlie successful change and that are essential to foreign assistance programs that work.
  • Economic Evaluation Basics examines the issues that researchers consider in conducting economic evaluations and the role of economic evaluations in policy and program decision making.
  • Global Health Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective frames global health’s collection of problems and actions within a particular biosocial perspective. It develops a toolkit of interdisciplinary analytical approaches and uses them to examine historical and contemporary global health initiatives with careful attention to a critical sociology of knowledge.
  • Innovating Solutions for Aging Populations discusses health care innovation within the theme of ‘healthy living and active aging’, covering both the medical and the commercial aspects of innovations.
  • mHealth Basics: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health focuses on mHealth applications commonly used in developing country contexts.
  • Social Marketing for Health provides an introduction to the key principles of social marketing, clarify misunderstandings, outline under which circumstances it is best used, and how social marketing, when employed effectively, can improve health outcomes.
  • Social Media for Health and Development provides an introduction to social media to strengthen the capacity of global health and development professionals interested in understanding basic principles of social media, using social media to disseminate global health and development information, and measuring social media activities.
  • The Challenges of Global Poverty is for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge.