EHS-COVID (15) Free online course: Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

4 November, 2020

From TDR Global


From Evidence to Action

Free online course:

Free digital upgrade for eligible countries:


Each year, there are roughly 10 million newborn, child, adolescent, maternal, and stillborn deaths. Most of these deaths and linked disabilities can be prevented if evidence-based interventions are implemented.

By signing up for this course, you’ll learn from the world’s leading experts with direct experience improving the health of women, children and adolescents across the globe.

They’ll take you on a unique and compelling learning journey, summarising the latest data, evidence, and research gaps in an accessible way.

What’s new?

Each week of the course has a new section on how COVID-19 is impacting women, children, and adolescents worldwide. In addition, we’ve included additional and supplementary readings published already in 2020 on these topics - bringing you up to speed with the latest developments.

It is critical to realise that all of our combined efforts and achievements for women and children over the past 20 years are currently threatened by COVID-19. These impacts could set back our attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, but more importantly they threaten the lives and well-being of millions who entrust us with their health and development.

Free digital upgrades for low-income settings

As part of the Study UK campaign, the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign are partnering with FutureLearn, to give people in eligible countries access to free courses from UK universities, plus the chance to celebrate their learning with one of up to 50,000 free digital upgrades.

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TDR Global is a community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR to support the global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty. TDR Global members are TDR grantees, experts and researchers, TDR Staff, TDR sponsors and supporters. The aim of TDR Global is to catalyze local collaborative actions for research on infectious diseases of poverty by creating an environment of interaction, networking and sharing. | TDR Global


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,

Coordinator, WHO-HIFA Collaboration: HIFA project on Essential Health Services and COVID-19