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.


“Health Cluster Coordination” now available.

This course provides a general introduction to the work of the Health Cluster, which aims to save lives and promote dignity in humanitarian and public health emergencies, and to strengthen the efficiency and accountability of all Stakeholders in responding to humanitarian crises.


“Management and Facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)” now available on the OpenWHO platform

The course has been designed to introduce learners to the knowledge and skills needed for the successful management and facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR).


OpenWHO Monthly Newsletter: August 2019

Since its inception, a core value of OpenWHO has been to provide timely, up-to-date and easy-to-understand lifesaving knowledge to healthcare workers based in-country and responding to outbreaks at the frontline. To assess their success at achieving this aim, the OpenWHO team recently launched an analysis into the most common professional profiles of users registered on the platform. The results highlighted the platform’s popularity among healthcare workers based at the country level, with significant numbers of users registering their professional affiliations as either ‘UN country team’ or ‘Health Ministry', with only the categories of ‘student’ and ‘other’ proving to be more popular among respondents.


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