Disease Control

Strategies and Policies


Die Teilnehmenden lernen Krankheitskontrollprogramme, z.B. zur Eindämmung von HIV und Aids, einzurichten. Erfahrungswerte geben Einblick, wie vorhandene Programme weiter gestärkt werden können. Der Fokus liegt auf Kontrollprogrammen in wirtschaftlich weniger entwickelten Ländern.


This course deepens the understanding of principles and strategies in disease control and equips its participants with the skills to successfully establish, strengthen or to systematically review disease control programmes.

The course has a strong focus on disease control in disadvantaged populations of developing countries. Global, regional and local examples are being used to analyse strengths and weaknesses of existing policies and strategies.

Topics include

  • Global and local burden of disease
  • The role of major risk factors for disease and death
  • Disease eradication programmes
  • Principles of communicable disease control and the role of policies and health strategies
  • Local examples of communicable disease control through case studies
  • Principles, policies and strategies for prevention and control of chronic diseases using the example of cardiovascular diseases 
  • Local examples of non-communicable disease control through case studies
  • New strategies in disease control using examples of successes and failures in AIDS control programmes
  • Design of AIDS control model programmes in different epidemiological settings 
  • Health promotion as an instrument for disease control
  • Integrated Management of the Sick Child Initiative (focussing on skills training)
  • Financing disease control programmes in resource-poor countries


  • Global Public Health
  • Disease Control
  • Sonstige - Public Health
  • HIV und Aids

Datum / Uhrzeit


Veranstalter und Veranstaltungsort

Institut für Public-Health, Heidelberg

Target Group and Prerequisites

Eligible are health professionals and managers, tropEd students and others. Previous course work or experience in disease control is desirable. The course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking, Writing) is required.

Course Fee

General admittance: EUR 1.500,-
troEd students: EUR 1.000,-

Information and Registration


Anchal Sharma, MSc.
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18




Anfrage / Anmeldung

“Warm environment for learning and nice lecturers.”

Participant’s feedback 2012

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