We are pleased to announce the online course Simulation Exercise Management: Introduction on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/simex
This course will provide an overview of simulation exercises and how they play a key role in identifying the strengths and gaps in the development and implementation of preparedness measures. The use of exercises ensures that public health emergency response systems are in place to manage health emergencies. In the WHO Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response (WHE), simulation exercises play an important role in the work of many teams. These teams provide cross-cutting technical inputs, resources, facilitation and other services.
Regional Offices and country offices provide the main entry point for all Member States in support of all the various WHE emergency simulation exercises.
The aim of the course is to familiarize you with the WHO methodology, process and definitions used, and resources available. There are three modules, as follows:
- Module 1 gives the overview of Simulation Exercises and their management;
- Module 2 deals with the Project Management of Simulation Exercises;
- Module 3 gives an overview of the WHO Resources and Tools available in preparation for the Simulation Exercise.
The course will take approximately 1 hour to finish. At the end of the course, a certificate of achievement will be provided to participants who score 80% or higher on the final assessment.
Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!