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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.

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WHO launched the first ever evidence-based Emergency Risk Communication guideline

During public health emergencies, people need to know what health risks they face, and what actions they can take to protect their lives, their health, their families and communities.The recommendations in this guideline provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk communication should be practised in an emergency. The recommendations also guide countries on building capacity for communicating risk during health emergencies.

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"Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach" course now available

This course will provide a framework for approaching each clinical encounter from the perspective of combating antimicrobial resistance. Using case based examples the course will highlight how antimicrobial stewardship principles can be applied to common clinical scenarios. Modules A – E will review foundational clinical knowledge necessary to use antimicrobials wisely. Modules F – N will illustrate how clinicians can incorporate this knowledge into the management of patients with common infections through adherence to the five Core Competencies of appropriate antimicrobial prescribing. This course is meant to assist you in clinical practice and inspire you to be a champion of antimicrobial stewardship.

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#SocialNET - A WHO network of trained social scientists to work in health emergencies

The 21st century poses new and persistent challenges in detecting and managing infectious hazards: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), influenza and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are examples that can be added to more recent health emergencies, such as Ebola or Zika. These outbreaks and epidemics have highlighted the need to systematically include social science-based interventions (SSI) in any health emergency response.

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Strengthening WHO's capacity for infectious hazard management

More than 100 WHO staff members and partners from all three levels of the organization are taking part in knowledge exchange and team building initiative “Managing epidemics of the 21st century”. This three-phase, WHO-certified learning programme helps shape the work for the future generations of participants and frontline responders in health emergencies.

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