New channel for Health Emergency Preparedness, Response and Resilience (HEPR) course series
This new learning channel brings together resources for WHO, national counterparts and partners to outline the process of developing national investment plans to apply for additional resources, including Pandemic Fund resources.
A new course, resulting from a webinar series held by WHO in late March, has been made available to further support eligible countries, regional entities and implementing entities to develop full proposals for potential projects to be supported in this Pandemic Fund funding opportunity window, which is open until 19 May 2023. The recordings are available with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
You can access the course here.
New courses on OpenWHO this month
We are pleased to announce the following courses that were recently made available:
WHO's New Policy and Strategy on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct: This course is an introductory learning package introducing the new WHO policy on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct. This an interim course; a more comprehensive training will be published later this year. The course is available in English and the presentations are available in French for download, with subtitles available soon.
Foresight Approaches in Global Public Health: This course provides an overview of various methods and tools that can be used to understand emerging trends and changes with a futuristic lens and to explore their potential impacts on global public health.
Inequality monitoring in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH): This course introduces the general steps of inequality monitoring in the context of SRMNCAH. The target audience is primarily people involved in national SRMNCAH monitoring and evaluation efforts, including officers, plus programme managers who have basic knowledge and experience working with SRMNCAH data.
Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT and HEAT Plus): This course provides a practical guide on how to use both HEAT and HEAT Plus to assess inequalities. The target audience is monitoring and evaluation officers, data analysts and other technical officers with an interest in data analysis and reporting.
We are pleased to announce that OpenWHO now has a total of 203 courses spread across 68 languages. Three new languages were launched in the last month: Bulgarian, Luo and Nigerian Pidgin. All courses can be accessed here. You can use the toolbar to filter courses by language and topic.
Marburg Virus Disease outbreak: Essential knowledge for outbreak response
Following the two simultaneous outbreaks of Marburg virus disease, one in Equatorial Guinea and in Tanzania, OpenWHO expedited the translation of its introductory Marburg course into the national and local languages of the affected regions.
The course is now available in English, French, Luo, Spanish and Swahili.
OpenWHO named 2023 Learning Platform of the Year
OpenWHO has been recognized as the Learning Platform of the Year at the 2023 Learning Awards. The awards are billed as “the highest accolade you can receive in workplace learning and development.”
The platform received recognition in view of its significant reach and impact during its first pandemic test: “We have empowered millions of people across the globe with knowledge to protect themselves and their communities, furthering WHO’s mission and establishing OpenWHO’s role as an effective knowledge-transfer platform for future pandemics,” the submission said.
As of April 2023, the OpenWHO learning platform provides more than 200 self-paced public health courses from WHO experts, including 46 for the COVID-19 pandemic, with a total of 7.6 million enrolments.
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization
On 7 April 2023 - World Health Day - the World Health Organization celebrated its 75th anniversary. 75 years ago, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.
Visit the WHO 75 campaign page to learn more about this anniversary and WHO's work to achieve Health For All.
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