Ebola: Knowledge resources for responders
(English/Français/Lingala) Decision-makers and frontline responders will find a set of resources on Ebola virus disease here. These resources can be used as refreshers for experienced personnel or as an introduction to the topic for everyone else. Most of the materials are available in English and French, and can be downloaded for offline use. A version in Lingala is also available.
Self-paced
Language: English
Basic (Basique)

Course information


La version française de ce cours est disponible sur : https://openwho.org/courses/ressources-connaissances-ebola

Overview: This course offers decision-makers and frontline responders an overview of Ebola virus disease and access to e-PROTECT training, intended to help protect yourself and members of your team from contracting Ebola and prevent further transmission of the disease. These resources can be used as refreshers for experienced personnel or as an introduction to the topic for everyone else. Most of the materials are available in English and French, and can be downloaded for offline use. A version in Lingala is also available.

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

  • the fundamental principles of Ebola virus disease; and
  • how to protect themselves and others from contracting the disease when responding to an outbreak.

Course duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Certificates: No certificate available for this course - a certificate will be issued to those that complete the e-PROTECT training.

Course contents


  • Introduction to Ebola (English/Français/Lingala):

    This session explains basic principles of Ebola virus disease and ways to protect yourself and others. By the end of this lecture, you should be able to: describe Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and how it is transmitted, recall basic measures to prevent EVD and list key public health concerns during an Ebola outbreak.
  • e-PROTECT: Occupational health and safety training:

    All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks are expected to complete a short health and safety training. It will help you to protect yourself and your team members, and prevent further spread of Ebola. This module provides login instructions for the training, accessible via the Health Security Learning Platform in the context of IHR. By the end of this training, you should be able to: use appropriate infection prevention and control precautions to protect yourself against the Ebola virus; outline how to stay healthy during your mission; and apply the procedure to follow in case of medical incidents (related or not to Ebola).
  • Building trust and engaging communities for the Ebola virus disease outbreak:

    This section offers resources on how to build trust and engage communities as part of an Ebola response.
  • Resources: Knowledge pack:

    Ebola Key technical documents on: Strategy and coordination; Surveillance, contact tracing and laboratory; Case management and infection prevention and control; Vaccines; Community engagement, social mobilisation and communication; Therapeutics; Safe and dignified burials; Travel and points of entry; and Training.

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