Implementation research (IR) helps design strategies or solutions to overcome bottlenecks that prevent proven and innovative public health interventions to reach the people who need them and ensure that these interventions are used in a manner that results in the outcome for which they were intended. Such solutions include how to overcome barriers to the adoption of drugs, diagnostics or preventive measures that improve health for people at risk of malaria, tuberculosis, NTDs or other infectious diseases. IR can help to ensure that health solutions reach the people who need them and are used in ways that generate intended results.
This free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region*, is a step-by-step online training that will introduce you to designing and demonstrating robust IR projects.
(*- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste)
This course is open to all applicants. No technical or scientific background is required, though a health background would be an advantage.
You will have access to leading world experts who will take you through the core concepts of IR, including how to: identify the challenges of various health settings; assess the appropriateness of existing strategies; develop new interventions and strategies by working with communities and stakeholders; specify your IR questions; and design rigorous research projects. You will learn how to identify IR outcomes, evaluate effectiveness, and make plans to scale-up implementation.
Language: English with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
The course starts on 8 May 2023.
To register, please send a request to: email@example.com
Deadline to register: 7 May 2023
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