During 2020, Union Courses organised 55 training events, face-to-face and online, for a total of 562 hours of training, which is the equivalent to 70 days. Over 8,740 people have been trained globally.
Webinars series on COVID-19 and Lung Health
The Union, in collaboration with its global community of members, ran an open-access webinar series on COVID-19 and its intersection with tuberculosis (TB), tobacco control, lung disease and more. These webinars have been highly successful as over 4,800 participants have attended at least one of the 17 sessions organised.
From the post-webinar surveys, 93% of the respondents confirmed that the sessions delivered the information they expected to receive. In addition, 88% mentioned that as a result of attending the webinar they gained new knowledge applicable to their work.
Free Online Courses
The Union offers a range of online courses that are free to access on Union Courses Online, such as:
- The Prevent Tuberculosis: Management of TB Infection course helps improve diagnosis and treatment of TB, and increase country-level implementation of TB prevention. This course is available for free in English, French and Spanish.
- The Child and Adolescent TB Training for Healthcare Workers provides updated material that supports teaching and learning on TB in children and adolescents. This course content is available for free in English and in French.