ThePAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health offers continuing education courses with the purpose of improving the skills and practices of the health workforce.
Cancer prevention and control
VIA and Cryotherapy for Cervical Cancer Prevention (in Spanish)This self-learning course provides theoretical information about the use of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) as a screening method for cervical cancer, and on the use of cryotherapy treatment for pre-cancerous lesions. This course is useful as background information for primary care providers who will receive practical, hands on training in a clinic setting on how to perform these procedures. The course is currently available in Spanish. Click here to access the course
Cervical Cancer Control
This self-learning course provides scientific information for health care providers on cervical cancer prevention and control, and it is based on the WHO guide "Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice.'' This course will include up to date information on HPV vaccination, cervical cancer screening methods, treatment of cervical precancerous lesions and invasive cancer, and palliative care. The course is directed at primary health care workers who provide services for women, and those who are interested to learn more about how cervical cancer can be prevented and treated. Click here to access the course
Management of hypertension for primary care teamsThis self-learning course, aimed to primary care teams in their practice and sociocultural context, provides evidence based information about basic elements for blood pression managment and control. It presents aspects to consolidate certified practices and methodologies for the adoption and evaluation of antihypertensive treatment. The course is currently available in Spanish. Click here to access the course
Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular DiseasesThe objective of this self-learning course is to improve timely diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors and improve the quality of care to prevent complications from CVD. The course includes information to learn the distribution of CVD in Latin America, recognize populations at risk and establish effective therapeutic strategies for populations with risk factors. It is available only in Spanish. Click here to access the course
Chronic kidney disease
Peritoneal dialysis for Primary Care Teams (in Spanish)
Self-learning course aimed to primare care teams involved in screening and care of patients with dialysis treatment. It is only available in Spanish.