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Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the lining surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. Public health concerns mainly focus on the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, as it can cause larg...

  • Self-paced
  • Current outbreaks, Meningitis
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en

Lassa fever, a viral haemorrhagic fever with symptoms similar to those of Ebola virus disease, is endemic in much of West Africa and usually sparks a seasonal outbreak from December to March. Human...

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  • Current outbreaks, Lassa fever
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus that can result in severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with case fatality rates of 10–40%. CCHF i...

  • Self-paced
  • Current outbreaks, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en

(English/French) Seasonal influenza is an acute viral disease of the respiratory tract transmitted via aerosols or contaminated surfaces from infected people. This course provides a general introdu...

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  • Current outbreaks, Influenza
  • en
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Mpox is an emerging infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans from infected animals, most commonly rodents. It can be spread to other people but person-to-person transmission alone...

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  • Current outbreaks, Mpox
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

This introductory level course provides a general overview of cholera including prevention and control principles. In addition, the course participants will learn about the Global Task Force for Ch...

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  • Current outbreaks, Cholera
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en

This course outlines the objectives of a cholera outbreak response, how to detect and confirm cholera outbreaks and how to effectively organize the response including describing control measures. ...

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  • Current outbreaks, Cholera
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Mpox is an infectious disease which in 2022-2023 caused a global outbreak in over 110 countries, most of which had no previous history of the disease. This course provides a brief overview of mpox,...

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  • Current outbreaks, Mpox
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. An estimated 100-400 million infections occur each year. This course pr...

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  • Current outbreaks, Dengue
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

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This training provides a high-level overview for decision-makers and technical experts from governments and key stakeholders or partners involved in Readiness Contingency Planning, and Implementati...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

The benchmarking exercise represents one of the main components of the five-step capacity building model developed by WHO RSS team to help ensure access to safe, effective and quality medical produ...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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As a part of WHO’s mandate in the countries in which it has activated the incident management system, PRSEAH (prevention and response to sexual exploitation abuse and harassment) is a core action t...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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В рамках мандату ВООЗ у країнах, які перебувають у надзвичайних ситуаціях, PRSEAH (запобігання та реагування на сексуальну наругу та домагання) є одним з основних видів захисту населення під час гу...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • uk
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In 2017, the WHO added sporotrichosis to the list of neglected tropical diseases. Sporotrichosis is a primarily cutaneous or lymphocutaneous disease that affects humans, cats, and other mammals. It...

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  • NTD
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

Health workers who clean health care facilities are the first line of defence against health care-associated infections (HAIs) and support efforts to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Strengt...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en
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Superficial fungal infections are some of the most prevalent diseases across the world. This course explores the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of the most common s...

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  • NTD
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Developed by the World Health Organization, International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, the BEC Extended Modules: Conflict-Related Injuries sup...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Taenia solium is a zoonotic parasite that circulates between people and pigs. In humans, it often leads to the disease neurocysticercosis, which is an important public health problem. This course p...

  • Self-paced
  • Taenia solium, Neurocysticercosis
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

The WHO Department of Health and Migration aims to promote knowledge sharing, build on existing capacities and stimulate a research agenda on health and migration. The Department of Health and Migr...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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TB is a preventable and curable disease, yet it is a common cause of sickness and death in children and adolescents. Every year, more than 1 million children and young adolescents fall ill with TB....

  • Self-paced
  • Tuberculosis
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

Various mental health conditions are reported among people suffering from TB. These negatively affect people’s health-related quality of life and may increase the chances of negative treatment outc...

  • Self-paced
  • Tuberculosis
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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The WHO Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Costing (C4P) tool has been developed specifically to assist low- and middle-income countries in planning and costing cervical cancer control strategi...

  • Self-paced
  • HPV
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en
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This training serves as an introductory training for urban leaders, planners, and practitioners, aiming to (1) Increase awareness and understanding for managing complex urban disaster risks and enh...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

Dengue is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. An estimated 100-400 million infections occur each year. This course pr...

  • Self-paced
  • Current outbreaks, Dengue
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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This online course introduces the concepts of the coordinated response to manage zoonotic disease outbreaks between sectors for animal health, public health and the environment as well as other rel...

  • Self-paced
  • Tripartite Zoonoses
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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In this course, you will learn about the integrated approach to the management of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in primary health care. NCDs including heart disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), and c...

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  • NCD
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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This course aims to provide information and guidance on screening, detection, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases (asthma and chronic...

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  • NCD
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Diabetic foot problems are amongst the most common, costly and severe complications of diabetes. Diabetic patients are at a high risk for lower limb amputations resulting in higher health care cost...

  • Self-paced
  • NCD
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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This course aims to provide information on the basic understanding of palliative care and the elements of service program for delivering palliative care. The course contents will also include the c...

  • Self-paced
  • NCD
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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OpenWHO courses are organized by channels addressing more than 20 public health themes – from antimicrobial resistance, to infection prevention and control, to health emergency response.
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We know it's easier to learn in your native language. That's why OpenWHO offers online courses from WHO experts in more than 60 national and local languages, with more to come.
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Our Serving Countries portal provides easy access to courses in countries' official languages to support their response to health emergencies.Each country channel is produced in collaboration with a WHO Country Office, with more countries added each year.
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New OpenWHO course on Health Emergency Readiness for Response Operations

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On this International Mother Language Day, we recognize the profound importance of language diversity and comprehension. That's why we're committed to promoting linguistic inclusion by offering cou...