This learning package is made for Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) working at the national, sub-national, district and sub-district levels pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak in India. In this learning package, we have emphasized essential elements such as capacity building, case finding and contact tracing, data management, management of laboratory aspects, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), community engagement and risk communication.
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In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are one mechanism of a larger emergency response strategy that can be utilized for efficient response. With the current need for surge capacity, a multidisciplinary public health approach is required.
Capacity building of RRTs is very crucial in the current scenario for emergency response and this online learning package is intended to provide the key knowledge and understanding needed to mitigate, detect and respond effectively to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This learning package targets the elements of RRTs which can be multidisciplinary such as: emergency coordination; epidemiology; clinical/case management; data management; Infection Prevention and Control (IPC); laboratory; social mobilization/anthropology; risk communication; psychological support; and logistics. In addition, it targets health officials who are responsible for the oversight and technical support at the national, sub-national, district and sub-district levels.
Course Duration: 2 hours
Certificates: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all of the quizzes. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.
These training materials have been developed based on content drawn from the Rapid Response Teams Training Programme, available at: https://extranet.who.int/hslp/package/rapid-response-teams-training-programme, which is © the World Health Organization (WHO), and used with permission from WHO. WHO disclaims any responsibility for any modifications to, or revisions of, the WHO copyrighted materials.