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This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with introductory level knowledge to manage the Zika virus in case of an outbreak. By the end of this course participants sh...

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

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

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
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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...

  • Self-paced
  • 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...

  • Self-paced
  • Current outbreaks, Cholera
  • Confirmation of Participation
  • en
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This course introduces Nipah virus disease and outlines the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, transmission routes and epidemiology of the disease. It also discusses prevention and control strategies.

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  • Self-paced
  • Current outbreaks, Normative
  • 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. ...

  • Self-paced
  • 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,...

  • Self-paced
  • 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...

  • Self-paced
  • Current outbreaks, Dengue
  • Record of Achievement
  • 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...

  • Self-paced
  • 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...

  • Self-paced
  • 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...

  • Self-paced
  • 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...

  • Self-paced
  • 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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Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a valuable technology used to characterise and track infectious disease agents. Laboratory workers require highly specific knowledge and skills to conduct NGS. T...

  • Self-paced
  • COVID-19, Influenza
  • Record of Achievement
  • en

The Sustainable Development Goals highlight the importance of good governance for realizing development goals, including universal health coverage. Governance concerns include the effective prevent...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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This e-Learning course presents the updated version of the Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool, an interactive tool that aims to help countries set their national targets and monitor progress to...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Water safety planning is a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach that encompasses all steps in a drinking-water supply chain, from catchment to consumer. Water safety planning ...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can cause significant disabilities and even death. These diseases affect more than 1.6 billion people worldwide, primarily among the most vulnerable communities. ...

  • Self-paced
  • Not disease specific
  • Record of Achievement
  • en
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In 2017, the WHO added chromoblastomycosis (also called chromomycosis) to the list of neglected tropical diseases. Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic, progressive fungal infection of the skin and sub...

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