WHO/Europe training course on noncommunicable diseases: surveillance, implementation and evaluation


September 2021 online course

The WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office) is coordinating a new training course on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) which is jointly developed by WHO collaborating centres and partner organizations. The course is developed for early and mid-career professionals working in the field of NCDs, including researchers, policy-makers and postgraduate students.

The selected participants of this course will gain important knowledge and develop skills to build capacity among stakeholders to achieve NCD-related global targets. In addition to acquiring fundamental knowledge and tools necessary to successfully work in the area of public health and NCDs, the online course offers the opportunity to connect with colleagues and to expand their professional network.

Level and demands

The course is developed for professionals who are in the beginning of their professional public health career working in the field of NCDs, such as researchers, policy-makers and postgraduate students.

The teaching language is English; therefore, a good level of English is required to follow the lectures and actively participate in discussions. The online course is free of charge for all selected participants.

Registration and selection criteria

The application is open now. The application deadline is 1 July 2021. The selection of the participants will be based on the Curriculum Vitae and a short statement submitted by each applicant. This short statement should include a description (maximum 150 words) on how the course can contribute to building up capacity on NCDs and improved surveillance practice in the participant’s country, and how the acquired skills can contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Application Deadline: 1 July 2021. All participants will be notified about further course details in July/August.

Anticipated course timeline: The course will start in September.

Certification: All participants receive a digital certificate after successfully completing the NCD course.