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Global Health Initiative



ALISON Global Health Initiative

In 2011, the World Health Organization reported that 6.7 million people died of infectious diseases while 36 million people die each year from non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and lung diseases. In an effort to tackle the world's top 30 diseases, ALISON in association with the Ashoka Making More Health initiative have created a suite of courses known as the Global Health Initiative which aims to increase global awareness of these diseases.


Each course includes the latest information about the disease and its prevention. The courses include an interactive assessment for learners to test themselves and measure their knowledge level and will be made available for free and translated into as many as 100 different languages. The goal of the Global Health Initiative is to educate over 100 million people worldwide over the next two years through free online courses.


ALISON is interested to hear from organizations that would like to contribute to, partner with or endorse the initiative. For further details, contact GHI@alison.com.



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Global Health Initiative Courses:


Diabetes Awareness (English)

The course begins by defining what diabetes is, and lists the three types of diabetes and important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how diabetes can be diagnosed and prevented.


Diabetes Awareness (Italian)

Il corso inizia con la definizione che cos'e' il diabete , elenca i tre tipi di diabete e i meccanismi e la diffusione mondiale della malattia . Si passa quindi a descrivere i sintomi e fattori di rischio che sono associati con la malattia e come il diabete può essere diagnosticato e prevenuto.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (English)

The course begins by defining what COPD, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is, and details the two types of COPDs and important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how COPD can be prevented, diagnosed and managed.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Italian)

Il corso inizia con la definizione che cos'e' la BPCO , elenca le tipologie di BPCO e i meccanismi e la diffusione mondiale della malattia . Si passa quindi a descrivere i sintomi e fattori di rischio che sono associati con la malattia e come la BPCo possa essere diagnosticata e prevenuta.


Hypertension (English)

The course begins by defining what hypertension is and details important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how hypertension can be prevented, diagnosed and managed.


Hepatitis B (English)

The course begins by defining what hepatitis B is and details important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how hepatitis B can be prevented and diagnosed and managed.


Hepatitis C (English)

The course begins by defining what Hepatitis C is and details important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how Hepatitis C can be prevented and diagnosed and managed.


Malaria (English)

The course begins by defining what Malaria is and details important facts and statistics about the disease. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how Malaria can be prevented and diagnosed and treated.