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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...

  • Self-paced
  • 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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A Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a voluntary process in which a team of national and international experts jointly assess country capacity under the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Thi...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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A Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a voluntary process in which a team of national and international experts jointly assess country capacity under the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Thi...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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City governments and their partners are at the heart of policy-making and decision-making related to the wider determinants of health. City mayors and elected politicians provide leadership; profes...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Educating the health care professionals who work closely with women during pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and post-pregnancy can play a crucial role in promoting oral dental care of pregnant wome...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Fluoride varnish is one of the most widely used forms of professionally applied fluorides. It’s easy to use, effective, and widely recommended for use in children and even in infants to prevent car...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Health is a Human Right. Inaccessible and low-quality WASH services hinder the realization of this right for millions across the globe. This is especially true for women and girls, persons with dis...

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  • Not disease specific, WASH
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

The aim of this course is to provide guidance for countries on the monitoring and evaluation of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance (AMR NAPs).

This course is intended for members o...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

This course aims to strengthen the capabilities of public health policy and programme managers in incorporating a gender perspective into disease management. Participants learn to apply an analytic...

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  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
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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...

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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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  • 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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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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My health, my right: Celebrating World Health Day 2024

My health, my right: Celebrating World Health Day 2024

Everyone, everywhere has the right to access quality health information.

On OpenWHO.org, you can join free online courses on more than 260 public health topics across 25 learning channels. Course...

Online learning for World Water Day: Spotlight on courses developed by WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

Online learning for World Water Day: Spotlight on courses developed by WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

On 22 March, observe World Water Day by enrolling in two free online courses developed by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia:

Water safety planning for urban water supply systems: an intr...

 ‘Yes! We can end TB!’: Visit our End TB learning channel on World Tuberculosis Day

‘Yes! We can end TB!’: Visit our End TB learning channel on World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s top infectious killers. Urgent and intensified action is required by countries, partners and civil society to ramp up the TB response to save the lives ...