Courses & Apps
Recognizing neglected tropical diseases through changes on the skin: a training guide for front-line health workers
This training guide was developed by WHO and skin NTD experts, and is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It explains how to identify the signs and symptoms of skin NTDs through their visible characteristics(lumps, ulcers, swollen limbs/face/body, patches, and others). It also contains information on how to diagnose and manage common skin problems that front-line health workers may encounter. The guide is intended for use by front-line health workers without specialist knowledge of skin diseases.
Neglected Tropical Diseases Course Series
This WHO online training course offers learning resources to support the implementation of the road map. Each course has several modules which participants can take at their own speed and convenience. A Record of Achievement is awarded at the end of the course to participants who scored at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments. The course lasts 30 minutes to 2 hours and is available in different languages depending on the disease (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).
Skin NTDs App
This App was developed from the WHO publication on recognizing neglected tropical diseases through changes on the skin: a training guide for front-line health workers, to facilitate easy access and use. The new version (3.0) integrates the SkinApp developed by NLR (Until No Leprosy Remains) and synergizes both tools. It has a function that narrows down the differential diagnosis by choosing the country where the patient is supposed to have been infected. The App is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Donwload on Android or iOS
SkinApp by NLR [No Leprosy Remains]
This App was developed to support and empower peripheral health workers in recognizing the early signs and symptoms of skin diseases. It covers a limited number of important skin diseases that prevail in remote underserved communities of low- and middle-income countries. The App describes the most common skin diseases, skin NTDs, life-threatening skin diseases and HIV/AIDS-related skin diseases. It has a function that narrows down the differential diagnosis from locations of the lesion(s) and signs and symptoms. It also includes information on the management of the diseases that are featured.
Cyberderm/DOIT (Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology)
This multi-language (English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin-Chinese Spanish, Portuguese) e-learning-platform provides an interactive, systematic, case-orientated programme originally developed for medical students. It is accessible worldwide free of charge (> 35,000 registrations from > 340 universities in > 75 countries), available as a web and mobile app (iOS, Android), and suitable for use by medical students, health care providers, and general physicians. It is regularly updated by an international panel of experts/specialists.