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Implementation Research Case Example - Trachoma in Ethiopia (Self-paced)


About This Course

Welcome to this online case example delving into implementation research centered on trachoma in Ethiopia. This case example offers an exploration of trachoma eradication and control efforts within the Ethiopian context. This module presents expert insights as well as community perspectives to help participants gain a comprehensive understanding of implementation research and its application to combating this blinding disease. From conducting community engagement to evaluating the impact of new implementation strategies for hygiene interventions, this case example will help learners gain practical skills and knowledge crucial for conducting implementation research. Join us in this case example to learn more about how implementation research is contributing to the elimination of trachoma and shaping effective public health interventions in Ethiopia and beyond.


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

Your instructor

Your instructor for this case example is Dr. Esmael Habtamu Ali of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and of Bahirdar University in Ethiopia. You will also hear from researchers involved in the project, program implementation staff, as well as community members impacted by trachoma.

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

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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 is fully self-paced, meaning you can go through the content as quickly or as slowly as you would like. We estimate you will need 2 to 3 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 or assignments?

There are no tests or assignments for this course.

© 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 TDR 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.