Welcome to OpenWHO

OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.

Essential knowledge for outbreak response

OpenWHO is the first WHO platform to host unlimited users during health emergencies. It provides you with a fast and free way to obtain the latest scientific and operation know-how. With a dynamic interface, accessible through your computer and mobile device, OpenWHO offers off-line downloads, peer discussion boards and live briefings from ongoing health emergencies.
OpenWHO. Open to all anytime, from anywhere.


How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

In February, OpenWHO released a short animated video that explains 6 ways a person can protect themselves and others from COVID-19:

Wash hands regularly using soap and water or an alcohol rub if ...

WHO ‘No Tobacco’ Unit (TFI) of Health Promotion Department announces launch of courses on tobacco product regulation

The WHO ‘No Tobacco’ Unit (TFI) of the Health Promotion Department is pleased to announce the launch of two online courses on tobacco product regulation on OpenWHO. Tobacco Product Regulation in s...

OpenWHO expands COVID-19 IPC training while continuing to produce courses on diverse health topics

In its efforts to support the essential work of frontline responders, OpenWHO has published several courses on different Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) topics.

More than a month before the...

OpenWHO contributes to COVID-19 research

The Journal of Medical Internet Research published a peer-reviewed article authored by the OpenWHO team: Global Reach of an Online COVID-19 Course in Multiple Languages on OpenWHO in the First Quar...

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