MOOC Ebola : fight together!

About the course

This MOOC looks back on the international crisis that struck Western Africa. It should allow a better understanding of the disease in its clinical dimension; highlight the political and social implications of this epidemic and shed light on the societal impact of such a disease. The answers given by Africa and the international community will be analyzed at different levels. Care provided to sick patients, vaccine development, crisis management, role of the media will also be discussed and analyzed.

Course team

Antoine Flahault

Antoine Flahault- Université Paris Descartes and Geneva University, Director of the Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva.

Format

Six-week course. Each week corresponds to a particular sequence and consists in videos, quizzes, and weekly exercises. Two hours of study are required weekly (video+ quizzes and exercises). Thirty university professors, researchers, politicians, international and national health authorities, members of NGOs and other actors from Europe and Africa will look back on those issues.

 

Course plan

WEEK 1
Overview

WEEK 2
Understanding the disease.
WEEK 3
Ebola as a symptom of political and social disorder.

WEEK 4
Impact on our lives and societies.

WEEK 5
Answers for Africa and the World.

WEEK 6
Conclusion

French with english subtitles

Health Professionals and public policy actors (public and private).

Epidemiology

Social networks

Partners

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