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Health Education and Training (HEAT)

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HEAT has been launched in direct response to the fact that over 1 billion people never get to see a trained healthcare worker during the course of their lifetime.   In sub-Saharan Africa alone, people suffer 25% of the world’s disease burden, but have access to only 3% of the world’s health workers. 

The Open University finds this situation untenable. Using our expertise in international development and distance learning, and supported to date by c.$4.5m in funding from UNICEF and The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, we have launched HEAT to help revolutionise the training and education of, and access to, frontline healthcare workers across the region. 

HEAT will make health possible.