Public health professionals are certain to be among the key personnel in preparedness and readiness for a deliberate use of chemical or biological agents against a human population. So it is vitally necessary that those personnel who may be in charge of health systems preparation and organisation gain a basic understanding of the nature and the principles of such use and how to respond.
As the United Nations’ public health agency, WHO has an important role to play in the global public health response to events involving the possible deliberate use of biological and chemical hazards.
That is why the Biosecurity and Health Security Protection Unit has developed this online training on basic knowledge in preparing and organising the management of the consequences of a Chemical and Biological Deliberate Event for all public health professionals worldwide.
Please note: These materials were launched on 29/11/2022.
Overview: Chemical and Biological Deliberate Event (CBDE) online training on basic skills in managing the consequences of a CBDE is a MOOC (massive open online course) in 3 levels:
A CBDE would place exceptional strain on the public health sector; thus, public health personnel need to have a basic understanding of how to prepare for, be ready to manage an effective public health response.
This course does not intend to be exhaustive, nor to transform an online learner into a fully skilled professional. The objective is to address some common misperceptions about Chemical and Biological Deliberate Events, motivate to learn more, and if interested, consider becoming a professional or an expert in this domain, for the benefit of the learner’s community and country.
By the end of this course, a public health professional will:
Course duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Please note that this course is part of a series of 3 courses. Should you be interested in learning more about other aspects related to CBDE, please refer to the following courses of the course series:
- CBDE: Awareness – Recognizing Signs of Deliberate Release of Chemical or Biological Agents