The USAID TB CARE II Project is a cooperative agreement implemented by a wide consortium of health and development organizations and led by University Research Co., LCC (URC). The project is designed to assist National TB Programs and other stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of TB DOTS, TB/HIV and Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT) programs. TB CARE II programs work with a wide segment of stakeholders, including policy planners, public sector providers, communities, and patients to scale up evidence-based interventions and improve outcomes in TB prevention and control. USAID/TB CARE II is again generously supporting the unique training offered through the Airborne Infection Control (AIC) Course as part of these efforts.
Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control is a two-week multidisciplinary AIC course offered in partnership between Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Engineering; Northeastern University; and MASS Design Group. Bringing together students and faculty from around the world, the course provides a unique opportunity to build global engineering and architectural capacity to help control airborne infections including:
*Tuberculosis (including drug resistant strains)
* H1N1 virus
* Pandemic influenza
* Selected bioterrorism agents
The depth and breadth of faculty expertise provide a rich and specialized learning experience for engineers, architects, health care providers, and others in positions to effect valuable change in airborne infection control in their home settings. Taught in Boston and drawing upon the wealth of resources in the Harvard/Longwood Medical Area, the course curriculum includes didactic lectures, laboratory sessions, and interactive workshops focusing on solutions that are feasible and effective for both resource-rich and resource-limited settings. The strategies covered are applicable to preventing airborne transmission in high-risk settings including clinics, hospitals, prisons, laboratories, and other congregate living situations. Experienced faculty from Harvard, the CDC, Northeastern University, and other domestic and international experts will lead the course. For more detail on the course content, please see last year’s 2016 Course Agenda.
COURSE DATES FOR 2017: 31 July – 11 August