Monkeypox courses available in English and French
In the wake of recent monkeypox outbreaks, learn more and be prepared to respond through OpenWHO courses on monkeypox. An introductory course about the disease, routes of transmission, clinical symptoms, and prevention and control strategies for health care personnel is available, as well as a more in-depth intermediate course designed for public health officials and health workers. The courses are available in English and French.
Please note that the content and scope of these courses on monkeypox have been tailored for outbreaks in African countries where the disease is endemic. The course materials were last updated in 2021 (intermediate course) and 2020 (introductory course).
You’re invited: Webinar celebrating 5 years of OpenWHO
On 1 June 2022, please join us for a webinar celebrating 5 years of WHO’s open learning platform for health emergencies, OpenWHO.org. The free event will be held from 11:30 – 13:30 CEST and is open to anyone interested.
The webinar will be divided into 2 parts:
- Behind the scenes with OpenWHO (11:30 – 12:30 CEST) : This session will explore OpenWHO’s journey from June 2017 to today with WHO leaders who shaped the open learning platform and paved the way for its pandemic response.
- Disseminating learning for vulnerable contexts (12:30 – 13:30 CEST): This session will feature partners’ experiences disseminating public health emergency learning and the impact it has made on vulnerable contexts.
Register for the webinar here.
New courses and languages
- Introducing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in emergencies: This online course aims to strengthen the competencies of health sector actors working in emergencies to establish, support and scale up Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in countries. The course is currently available in English, Polish and Ukrainian.
We are pleased to announce the following COVID-19 courses:
COVID-19 national survey package: This course provides an overview of key considerations to support country offices to work with partners to improve national data collection.
How systematic listening and community feedback can help us better respond to COVID-19: This training provides a description of current practices and challenges to systematically listen to communities and respond to their feedback.
New courses on other health topics:
- Ultra-low temperature vaccine management: This course is meant to provide the background and context for the ultra-cold chain management for emergency Ebola vaccination and certain COVID-19 vaccines.
- Social prescribing: This course helps introduce social prescribing at the community level, with a special focus on the Western Pacific region.
- Healthy and safe telework: This online training provides guidance to teleworkers and their managers on protecting and promoting health and wellbeing while teleworking.
- Caregiver Skills Training for Families of Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities: This course is for caregivers of children ages 2 to 9 years with developmental delays or disabilities, especially in the domains of communication and social interaction.
- WHO Policy Guidance on Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities: This training provides learners with understanding on the need for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), insights into what AMS entails, how it can best be implemented and what Assessment Tools are available to enable a successful AMS implementation.
- Antimicrobial stewardship programmes in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries: a WHO practical toolkit: This course focuses on providing practical guidance in implementing AMS programmes within local contexts and explores the Assessment Tools that are available to enable a successful AMS implementation.
The following 12 translations have been launched this month:
- MHPSS in emergencies in Polish and Ukrainian
- Rabies in French and Russian
- COVID-19 vaccine introduction and deployment costing in Macedonian
- Infection Prevention and Control leadership in Macedonian
- Standard Operating Procedures for emergencies in Arabic
- Waste management in Macedonian
- Environmental cleaning in Macedonian
- Antimicrobial stewardship in Macedonian
- Engaging the private sector to deliver COVID-19 tools in French and Russian
Updates to course content
The following course materials have been revised to reflect updates to the technical content and are now up to date:
- COVID-19 vaccine-specific resources in English. Videos and resources for the COVAXIN and Covovax and Nuvaxovid vaccines have been made available.
We are pleased to announce that OpenWHO now has 46 courses on COVID-19, with a total of 155 courses spread across 64 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 topics here.
NoExcuse #StopSEAH webinar series on OpenWHO
WHO is committed to capacitating our workforce, partners and collaborators to prevent, protect from and respond effectively and quickly to any allegation of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH). A new session has been recently added to OpenWHO on positive masculinity to ignite cultural change for the prevention and response to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
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