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This course aims to support program managers and outbreak response teams with outbreak preparedness, response, and recovery in countries that have targeted measles and rubella elimination.
The course provides the basics of outbreak preparedness, response, and recovery including sample tools that can be used during measles and rubella outbreak preparedness and response
Photo credits: WHO / Catalin Bercaru
Please note: These materials were launched on 03/11/2022.
Overview: Measles is the most infectious virus known to mankind and rubella is the most common cause of preventable birth defect. This course aims to support countries in preparedness for outbreaks, timely response, and recovery from measles and rubella outbreaks. The course provides key concepts of outbreak response including case management, sample tools that can be used for outbreak investigation, epidemiological analysis, and documentation of the outbreak epidemiology, response, and recovery activities. All healthcare workers, managers, and policymakers involved in communicable diseases with a focus on measles and rubella will benefit from the course.
The course provides guidance on:
Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 100% of the course materials.