To enhance the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability. Tier 1 covers the mandatory minimum package that all personnel being deployed on a WHO health emergency response must complete. It includes four animated online modules covering an introduction to emergency management, WHO’s role in emergencies, the emergency response framework and the incident management system.
This course is also available in the following languages:
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Overview: The course is designed as an interactive learning experience, built around individual learning modules. Students will be expected to actively engage in all online sessions and immerse themselves in the course content. All sessions are geared towards enabling the staff to be able to work with and within the new WHE programme and to build their understanding and confidence in the basic concepts and theory. The course content is split into four learning modules, with each module covering a key aspect of the WHE approach to emergency management. The training content is limited to an overview and introductory level of knowledge, required as part of your role within WHE programme. A post-course knowledge check is mandatory, to ensure that all participants have a minimum level of knowledge on completion of the course.
Learning objective: Gain a foundational understanding of the Incident Management System (IMS) structure and its procedures.
Course duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Certificates: A confirmation of participation is issued to those who complete at least 80% of the course material.
You can also access the intermediate-level course on the Incident Management System here.