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New courses and languages for COVID-19
New courses launched
We are pleased to announce the following COVID-19 courses:
Learning how to use the COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction and deployment Costing (CVIC) tool: The aim of this course is to demonstrate the use of the CVIC tool and target national programme managers and personnel who have been involved in the costing, budgeting or financing processes of COVID-19 vaccine delivery in a country.
SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic testing: SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic tests (Ag-RDT) are being used globally to test suspect COVID-19 cases in contexts where PCR diagnostic may not be available. This course aims to provide Ag-RDT users with an understanding of the theoretical and practical components of SARS-CoV-2 Ag-RDT testing.
New courses in other topics:
WHO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Emergencies: The objective of this course is to provide high-level information and contextual understanding of WHO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Emergencies. The course is available in both English and French and is designed for personnel who will be assigned by WHO to go on deployment in response to health emergencies.
Recognizing and managing anaphylaxis: This course provides guidance on how to recognize and differentiate between anaphylaxis and immunization stress-related response and respond to anaphylaxis as an adverse event following immunization.
Neglected Tropical Diseases training package: NTDs are a group of diseases that affect mainly deprived populations in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Aiming to protect communities and empower healthcare workers around the world, OpenWHO has launched dedicated training resources to address some of these diseases – Tungiasis, Podoconiosis and Scabies – with additional courses under development.
One Health approach training: Two new courses have become available on the OpenWHO One Health Channel. These trainings explore principles and best practices for strengthening the One Health approach for zoonotic diseases nationally and sub-nationally: Navigating the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG): A training for advocates and implementers and the Joint Risk Assessment (JRA OT): A Training for Implementers.
The following 6 translations for COVID-19 have been launched this month:
- Clinical management: Rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19 in Russian
- Clinical management: Initial approach in Somali
- Clinical management: General considerations in Indonesian
- Occupational Health and Safety in Dutch
- Neglected Tropical Diseases in the context of COVID-19 in Portuguese and Arabic
Updates to course content
A new video recording has been added to the Scientific and strategic talks on COVID-19 portal. In this new video, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove gives an overview of the epidemiologic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines the global response and way forward.
We are pleased to announce that OpenWHO now has 37 courses on COVID-19, spread across 52 languages. All courses for COVID-19 can be accessed here. You can use the toolbar to filter courses by language. You can also access our catalogues which show all courses and languages available for COVID-19 and other health-related topics here.
New Antimicrobial Resistance channel
This new channel offers learning resources to support implementation of the Global Action Plan on AMR (2015), by building health care worker competencies to help combat antimicrobial resistance in their daily clinical practice. Currently, the page hosts two courses which are available in several UN and national languages: Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach and Drug-resistant tuberculosis: how to interpret rapid molecular test results.
New Stories from the field page
The “Stories from the field” page highlights how OpenWHO learning resources are being deployed in countries to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other health threats. To read these inspirational stories, please access the page under ‘Find out more’ in the top menu or click here.
You can now re-watch past #LearningSavesLives webinars on our new dedicated page here. Since February, the Learning and Capacity Development team, working in close coordination with other WHO Health Emergencies Programme teams, hosted 8 #LearningSavesLives webinars in multiple languages (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese). Learn from our panel of experts on a variety of topics and stay tuned for future sessions!