OpenWHO – World Health Organization Launches New E-learning Platform

OpenWHO - World Health Organization Launches New E-learning Platform

WHO  has launched a new e-learning platform, OpenWHO, with video courses on epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies. The courses are free and accessible to anyone wishing to register.

OpenWHO transforms complex scientific knowledge into easy-to-understand introductory video lessons, using a smaller bandwidth so that people in any country can access them. Offline versions are available for IOS and Android devices.

 

AVAILABLE COURSE ON OPENWHO:

Communication Essentials for Member States

The most fundamental skill any good communicator possesses is a clear understanding of the change they want to see in their target audience. This online course on communication essentials in public health for Member States aims to provide you with knowledge and tools you need to communicate effectively during disease outbreaks and health emergencies.

The course will take approximately 5 hours to finish.

Certificate: At the moment, there is no certificate available for this course, but the confirmation of participation will be added soon. You will be able to download it by completing at least 80% of the course material.

 

Incident Management System

To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.

Tier 1 covers the mandatory minimum package that all personnel being deployed on a WHO health emergency response must complete. It includes four animated online modules covering an introduction to emergency management, WHO’s role in emergencies, the emergency response framework and the incident management system.

The course will take approximately 3 hours to finish.

 

OpenWHO - World Health Organization Launches New E-learning Platform

 

Introduction to MERS

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), identified recently, is a severe lung infection posing a global threat to human health. It is important to understand the nature of this disease and the ways to prevent, respond to, and control outbreaks of MERS. This course is intended for incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.

The course will take approximately 4 hours to finish.

Certificate: At the moment, there is no certificate available for this course, but the confirmation of participation will be added soon. You will be able to download it by completing at least 80% of the course material.

 

Pandemic and epidemic-prone diseases

The past two decades have witnessed changes in how humans live. Travel and trade, rapid urbanization, limited access to health care as well as environmental degradation and other trends all create the conditions for epidemics to thrive and grow. At the same time, the science and knowledge around infectious hazards are constantly evolving, demanding better response to health emergencies.

The course will take approximately 6 hours to finish.

Certificate: At the moment, there is no certificate available for this course, but the confirmation of participation will be added soon. You will be able to download it by completing at least 80% of the course material.

 

Others Are:

Risk communication essentials

Public health interventions in the pandemics and epidemics

Ressources de connaissances pour les intervenants d’Ebola

Knowledge resources for Ebola responders

Ebola pre-deployment training “GO”

 

 

 

 

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