ePROTECT 2018 (EN)
(English/Français) ePROTECT is an occupational health and safety briefing that covers the basic information you need to protect yourself when deploying to countries with Ebola virus disease. Those of you who will carry out specialized tasks, such as working in direct contact with sick people, will need more advanced-level training and coaching.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information


La version française de ce cours est disponible sur : https://openwho.org/courses/e-protect-fr

Overview: All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks are expected to complete this short health and safety training. It will help you to protect yourself and your team members, and prevent further spread of Ebola.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the signs, symptoms and transmission of Ebola disease and list preventive and control measures​;
  • use appropriate infection prevention and control precautions to protect yourself against Ebola virus and remain healthy during your mission​;
  • protect your health before, during and after deployment​;
  • describe the procedure to follow in case of sickness (related to Ebola virus or not) or/and accidental exposure to Ebola virus, and list the principles of medical evacuation and follow-up care​; and
  • recognize and manage stress​.

Course duration: Approximately 90 to 120 minutes.

Certificates: A certificate will be issued to those who score 80% or higher on the final assessment.

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If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on OpenWHO and go for the course!

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Certificate Requirements


  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.

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