OpenWHO course on atopic dermatitis for primary health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa: what matters most in this setting?”


The International Society of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) collaborates to the new WHO strategic program which integrates noncommunicable skin diseases to skin NTDs. Among the deliverables, a course on AD on black skin for community health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa has been developed, and should be online by the end of 2023. This course will be tested on a sample of the target audience in 2024. This presentation summarizes the specific difficulties encountered during the design and implementation of this project. Keywords: atopic dermatitis; capacity training; WHO skin NTDs strategic framework; Public Health; Global Health