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Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Implementation Research - Coming Soon

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About This Course

Welcome to this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Embedding Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Implementation Research developed by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted by the World Health Organization.

Through two modules, this course explores key topics such as embedding community engagement within implementation research and scaling up promising social innovation projects. By the end of the course, you will be able to design your own implementation research projects with social innovation and community engagement components; critically evaluate and use evidence produced by other implementation research projects; commission robustly designed implementation research projects that take into account social innovation and community engagment aspects.

What you'll learn

  • The relevance of social innovation and community engagement to infectious diseases of poverty
  • The skills to apply this knowledge and understanding to your implementation research projects


A general knowledge of public issues in your country may be an advantage.

Course Staff

Uche Amazigo

Dr. Uche Amazigo is a professor of Medical Parasitology and public health specialist. She is a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science who was elected into the Academy's Fellowship at its Annual General Meeting held in January 2015. In 2012, she won the Prince Mahidol Award for outstanding contributions to public health. She is best known for her research on onchocerciasis and her consequent contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO). She holds a Ph.D. in Biology and Medical Parasitology from the University of Vienna in Austria. She also holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Parasitology from the Bernhard-Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany and Fellowship in International Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this MOOC session deliver a certificate or do I get academic credits?

Currently, this course does not offer a certificate or academic credit.

Is this TDR MOOC session free?

The MOOC is completely free. You can also leave the MOOC at any time without penalty.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course consists of two modules. Both of these modules are self-paced, meaning you can go through the content as quickly or as slowly as you would like. We estimate you will need 3 to 5 hours to complete the full course, with some participants needing more time and some participants needing less time.

Is the MOOC session taught live? Do I need to connect in at a specific time or can I participate when it is convenient for me?

This MOOC session is not live-streamed. Participants do not need to log in at specific times of day to participate and watch the videos, which means that you can take the MOOC in a way that is convenient for you.

Are there tests, where and how do I take them? How can I find out the course schedule and how much work the MOOC will be?

There are multiple choice learning checks presented in the second module of this course on Community Engagment. These are for you to assess your own understanding of the course content and are not graded.

© WHO 2018
This e-learning training was developed by TDR in collaboration with WHO. The training is intended as a self-learning course on Implementation Research.

All reasonable precautions have been taken by WHO to verify the information contained in this e-learning. However, the e-learning is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall WHO be liable for damages arising from its use.

The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this training package and they do not necessarily represent the decisions, policy or views of the World Health Organization.