The Gorgas Memorial Courses are comprised of two parts: The Gorgas Diploma Course and The Gorgas Advanced Course.  After more than two decades of uninterrupted activity the Gorgas Courses have trained more than 800 participants.  Faculty teaching in the course attend yearly from the following institutions worldwide:  Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Imperial College London, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases at McGill University, University of Oxford,  Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the US Navy Medical Research Center Detachment -Peru .

The Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine are held at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute in Lima, Peru; located right next to the Tropical Diseases Unit of the Cayetano Heredia Hospital, the major tropical diseases referral center for Peru. The diverse geography of the country provides the participants with the unparalleled opportunity of a first-hand  exposure to the unique wide spectrum of tropical diseases that concentrate in this facility including: anthrax, bartonellosis, brucellosis, chancroid, cholera, leptospirosis, leprosy, HTLV-1, HIV, viral hepatitis, oropouche virus, yellow fever, rabies, malaria, leishmaniasis, Chagas’ disease, cyclosporiasis, strongyloidiasis, cysticercosis, echinococcosis, paragonimiasis, diphyllobothriasis, fasciolasis, histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, chromomycosis and accidents with poisonous animals.

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