There’s a new tuition-free course with EdX on Global Health Information to Improve Quality of Care offered by MIT. Learn how to design health information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for the developing world.

About the course: Disease has no respect for country borders and increased global travel has fuelled the spread of infectious disease, as evidenced by the Ebola virus epidemic. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, initially confined to the developed world, now exist side by side with malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Global warming is widening the endemicity of vector-borne diseases.

In this course, we will explore ways to leverage information technology to combat disease and promote health, especially in resource-constrained settings. Technology is a driving force that sweeps across nations even faster than disease and with the spread of mobile phones, which bring computational power and data to our fingertips, new paradigms in tracking and battling disease have been discovered.

The course begins February 16th! Register here.

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