Nuevos cursos y lenguas este mes en OpenWHO


Boletín mensual

Se acaba de publicar el boletín de junio de 2020, accesible aquí. El boletín actual está únicamente disponible en inglés, pero también se ofrece la información más relevante en chino, español, francés, portugués y ruso.

Actualización de los materiales para la respuesta al ébola

En OpenWHO hemos estado trabajando en la actualización de los cursos sobre el Ébola, haciéndolos más accesibles en respuesta al último brote en la República Democrática del Congo. Se ha puesto a disposición una serie introductoria disponible en inglés, francés, lingala y suajili, que se está actualizando en colaboración con expertos técnicos de la OMS para que reflejen las indicaciones más recientes. Estos módulos estaban disponibles en el paquete de recursos para el Ébola. Igualmente se han puesto a disposición recursos adicionales como cursos individuales para mejorar la accesibilidad, como por ejemplo la formación Ébola GO 2.0 en francés y el curso de gestión clínica de Ébola en suajili.

Ampliación del plazo – Estrategia de aprendizaje de la Academia de la OMS: llamado a ideas

La Organización Mundial de la Salud lo invita a contribuir con su Gran Idea para dar forma al futuro de la capacitación y el aprendizaje para lograr una mejor salud para todos.

El formulario electrónico para presentar sus ideas está disponible en inglés, francés y español. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace correspondiente que encontrara a continuación, seleccione su idioma en la parte superior de la página y envíe su idea o enfoque en 500 palabras o menos. Plazo de entrega ampliado hasta el 10 de julio.

Comparta su gran idea aquí.

Nueva opción disponible para la categoría “profesión” en su perfil de OpenWHO

Los usuarios de OpenWHO ahora pueden seleccionar la opción “profesionales médicos o sanitarios”, como personal clínico, de enfermería, comadronas o farmacéutico en la pregunta “¿Cuál es su afiliación profesional?” de su perfil personal. Si lo considera conveniente, puede volver a su perfil y cambiar la selección actual.

Nuevos cursos y materiales para el COVID-19

La semana pasada se lanzó en OpenWHO el curso número 100 de COVID-19. El curso número 100 (Introducción general a los virus respiratorios emergentes, incluido el coronavirus en lengua yoruba) se publicó el 26 de junio, exactamente 5 meses después del lanzamiento del primero curso sobre COVID-19 de la plataforma.

Lanzamiento de nuevos cursos

Nos complace anunciar los siguientes cursos sobre COVID-19 están disponibles desde hace poco en OpenWHO:

  • Precauciones estándar: seguridad con las inyecciones y cómo manejar heridas con agujas: en este curso aprenderá sobre qué provoca las prácticas inseguras de inyecciones, cómo poner inyecciones de manera segura y cómo desechar agujas y otros objetos punzantes de manera correcta. También aprenderá qué hacer en caso de heridas por agujas, cómo gestionar potenciales exposiciones y cómo protegerse a sí mismo, a los trabajadores y a los pacientes en su institución y su comunidad.

Nuevas traducciones

Este mes se han publicado 12 cursos para el COVID-19:

  • Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19 igbo, punyabí, yoruba y zulú.
  • Precauciones estándar para la higiene de manos en árabe y ruso.
  • Cómo ponerse y quitarse el EPP para el COVID-19 en chino, neerlandés, tetun and español.
  • Curso corto de capacitación de la OMS para manejo clínico de Infección Respiratoria Aguda Grave en árabe.
  • ePROTECT Infecciones Respiratorias en tetun.

Se puede acceder a todos los cursos sobre COVID-19 aquí. Puede usar la barra de opciones para filtrar los cursos por idioma.

Certificados ya disponibles

Los participantes pueden obtener una confirmación de participación si han completado el 100% de los materiales del curso en el vídeo de Introducción al COVID-19 del curso en lengua de signos india.

Además, los ajustes del cuestionario han sido modificados en los siguientes cursos para poder hacer un número ilimitado de intentos en esta prueba evaluativa.

  • Precauciones estándar para la higiene de manos
  • Precauciones estándar para la gestión de desechos
  • Desinfección y esterilización de instrumental médico
  • Precauciones estándar: limpieza y desinfección del entorno

Videos ya disponibles

Se han añadido videos recientemente a los siguientes cursos:

  • Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19 en chino.
  • Diseño de centros para el tratamiento de los síndromes respiratorios agudos graves (SRAG) en árabe.

Actualizaciones de contenido en los cursos

Se han revisado los materiales de los siguientes cursos para recoger contenido técnico actualizado y ya están al día:

  • Los módulos B1, B2 y D del curso Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19 en francés y portugués. persa y urdu disponibles en breve. En el resto de lenguas se actualizó en mayo
  • PCI para el COVID-19 en inglés. resto de traducciones en breve.

La actualización de los siguientes cursos sigue en proceso. Muchas gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. Se le informará una vez realizadas las actualizaciones.

  • Curso corto de capacitación de la OMS para manejo clínico de Infección Respiratoria Aguda Grave

Lista completa de recursos de aprendizaje sobre COVID-19

Nos complace anunciarle que OpenWHO cuenta ya con 103 recursos de aprendizaje sobre el COVID-19 en 34 lenguas y 13 temas. En resumen, OpenWHO está ofreciendo cursos sobre los siguientes temas y en las siguientes lenguas para contribuir a la respuesta al COVID-19:  

  • Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19: métodos de detección, prevención, respuesta y control (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, amárico, bengalí, alemán, hausa, hindi, húngaro, igbo, lengua de signos india, indonesio, macedonio, oriya, persa, portugués, punyabí, serbio, suajili, tetun, turco, vietnamita, urdu, yoruba y zulú);
  • Curso corto de capacitación de la OMS para manejo clínico de Infección Respiratoria Aguda Grave (disponible en árabe, inglés, francés, ruso, español, indonesio, macedonio, portugués y vietnamita);
  • ePROTECT Infecciones Respiratorias (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, albanés, bengalí, indonesio, macedonio, portugués, tetun y vietnamita);
  • PCI para el COVID-19 (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, indonesio, italiano, japonés, macedonio, polaco, portugués, serbio, turco y vietnamita);
  • Directrices para la planificación operacional y plataforma de partenariado en el apoyo a la preparación y respuesta del país al COVID-19 (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, indonesio y portugués);
  • Diseño de centros para el tratamiento de los síndromes respiratorios agudos graves (SRAG) (disponible en árabe, inglés, francés, ruso, indonesio, italiano, portugués y español);
  • Introducción a Go.Data (disponible en inglés y español);
  • Cómo ponerse y quitarse el EPP para el COVID-19 (disponible en árabe, chino inglés, francés, español, albanés, neerlandés, macedonio, portugués, tetun y tailandés);
  • Precauciones estándar e higiene de manos (disponible en árabe, inglés, francés, ruso y portugués);
  • Precauciones estándar para la gestión de desechos (disponible en inglés);
  • Desinfección y esterilización de instrumental médico (disponible en inglés);
  • Precauciones estándar: limpieza y desinfección del entorno (disponible en inglés); y
  • Precauciones estándar: seguridad con las inyecciones y cómo manejar heridas con agujas (disponible en inglés).

Saludos cordiales,

El equipo de OpenWHO

100th COVID-19 course launched on OpenWHO!


OpenWHO launched its 100th course to support the response to coronavirus disease on 26 June, exactly 5 months after launching its first COVID-19 course.

This milestone course provides an introduction to COVID-19 in Yoruba. The introductory course is also under development in Punjabi, Zulu, Igbo, Somali and Oromo.

OpenWHO knows from experience and research that people prefer information in their own language. That's why the free learning platform has prioritized the translation of COVID-19 courses not only into the 6 official UN languages, but also into diverse national languages spoken across the globe, to help localize the response.

In total, OpenWHO offers courses on 13 different COVID-19 topics across 31 languages. The platform has nearly 3.7 million course enrolments, with new users joining every day.

Spotlight on IPC course series


OpenWHO hosts a growing series of courses addressing infection prevention and control (IPC) topics on the platform’s COVID-19 learning channel.

The WHO IPC team partnered with OpenWHO to adapt existing learning materials for the OpenWHO platform to reach a broader audience, strengthening IPC in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An injection safety course was launched 23 June. Other courses cover hand hygiene (now in 4 languages), waste management, decontamination of medical devices and environmental cleaning.

There are 305 000 total course enrolments in the series and 169 000 certificates have been issued. The next course will focus on IPC core components and multimodal strategies.

OpenWHO also hosts courses tailored specifically to the COVID-19 response that provide an overview of IPC and explain how to put on and remove personal protective equipment.

Nuevos cursos y lenguas este mes en OpenWHO para el COVID-19


Estrategia de aprendizaje de la Academia de la OMS: llamado a ideas

La Organización Mundial de la Salud lo invita a contribuir con su Gran Idea para dar forma al futuro de la capacitación y el aprendizaje para lograr una mejor salud para todos.

El formulario electrónico para presentar sus ideas está disponible en inglés, francés y español. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace correspondiente que encontrara a continuación, seleccione su idioma en la parte superior de la página y envíe su idea o enfoque en 500 palabras o menos. Fecha límite de entrega ampliada hasta el 30 de junio.

Comparta su gran idea aquí.

Ya está disponible para profesionales de la salud: La App Móvil de la Academia de la OMS para Aprendizaje sobre COVID-19

La App móvil de aprendizaje de la Academia de la OMS fue desarrollada específicamente para profesionales de la salud y ha sido diseñada para permitirles expandir sus habilidades para hacer frente al COVID-19.

Con contenido en Árabe, Chino, Inglés, Francés, Portugués, Ruso y Español, esta App brinda acceso a una gran variedad de recursos y conocimiento desarrollado por la OMS sobre COVID-19, incluyendo guías, herramientas, capacitaciones y talleres virtuales actualizados minuto a minuto para apoyar a los profesionales de la salud con la atención a pacientes afectados y con su propio cuidado conforme realizan estas funciones.

Puede descargar la App en el enlace a la tienda de Apple y en el enlace a la tienda de Google Play o buscando “WHO Academy” en estas tiendas.

Nuevos cursos y materiales para el COVID-19

Nos complace anunciar los siguientes dos nuevos cursos, disponibles desde hace poco en OpenWHO:

  • Desinfección y esterilización de instrumental médico: Los procesos de esterilización y desinfección son complejos, requieren de infraestructuras, equipos y procesos específicos. En este curso, que se divide en dos partes, aprenderá en qué consiste la totalidad del procedimiento de gestión de la desinfección y la esterilización del instrumental médico.
  • Precauciones estándar: limpieza y desinfección del entorno: en este curso aprenderá el papel un profesional de PCI en la limpieza del entorno y entenderá el papel de la limpieza y la desinfección a la hora de prevenir contagios en. un entorno de atención sanitaria

Nuevas traducciones para el COVID-19

Recientemente se han publicado los siguientes cursos para el COVID-19:

Se puede acceder a todos los cursos sobre COVID-19 aquí. Puede usar la barra de opciones para filtrar los cursos por idioma.

Nuevos certificados ya disponibles

Los participantes pueden obtener un certificado de haber superado el curso si alcanzan una puntuación de al menos el 80% en las evaluaciones de los siguientes cursos:

  • ePROTECT Infecciones Respiratorias en ruso, español y bengalí.
  • Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19: métodos de detección, prevención, respuesta y control en bengalí y persa.

Vídeos ya disponibles

Se han añadido videos recientemente a los siguientes cursos:

  • Preparación y respuesta de los países en francés.
  • Diseño de centros para el tratamiento de los síndromes respiratorios agudos graves (SRAG) en italiano y portugués.

Actualizaciones de contenido en los cursos

Se han revisado los materiales de los siguientes cursos para recoger contenido técnico actualizado y ya están al día:

  • Los módulos B1, B2 y D del curso Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19 en árabe, chino, inglés, español, ruso, amárico, bengalí, hindi, húngaro, indonesio, macedonio, oriya, serbio, suajili, turco y vietnamita. francés, hausa, persa, portugués y urdu disponibles en breve.

  • PCI para el COVID-19 en inglés. todas las traducciones en breve.

Video actualizado: COVID-19 Explicado (junio 2020)

Haga click aquí para ver un video actualizado que ofrece una visión rápida de lo que se sabe en la actualidad sobre el COVID-19.

Lista completa de recursos de aprendizaje sobre COVID-19

Nos complace anunciarle que OpenWHO cuenta ya con 90 recursos de aprendizaje sobre el COVID-19 en 29 lenguas y 12 temas. En resumen, OpenWHO está ofreciendo cursos sobre los siguientes temas y en las siguientes lenguas para contribuir a la respuesta al COVID-19:

  • Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19: métodos de detección, prevención, respuesta y control (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, amárico, bengalí, alemán, hausa, hindi, húngaro, lengua de signos india, indonesio, macedonio, oriya, persa, portugués, serbio, suajili, tetun, turco, vietnamita y urdu);
  • Curso corto de capacitación de la OMS para manejo clínico de Infección Respiratoria Aguda Grave (disponible en inglés,francés, ruso, español, indonesio, macedonio, portugués y vietnamita);
  • ePROTECT Infecciones Respiratorias (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés,francés, ruso, español, albanés, bengalí, indonesio, macedonio, portugués y vietnamita);
  • PCI para el COVID-19 (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, indonesio, italiano, japonés, macedonio, polaco, portugués, serbio, turco y vietnamita);
  • Directrices para la planificación operacional y plataforma de partenariado en el apoyo a la preparación y respuesta del país al COVID-19 (disponible en árabe, chino, inglés, francés, ruso, español, indonesio y portugués);
  • Diseño de centros para el tratamiento de los síndromes respiratorios agudos graves (SRAG) (disponible en árabe, inglés, francés, ruso, indonesio, italiano, portugués y español);
  • Introducción a Go.Data (disponible en inglés y español);
  • Cómo ponerse y quitarse el EPP para el COVID-19 (disponible en árabe, inglés, francés, albanés, macedonio, portugués y tailandés);
  • Precauciones estándar e higiene de manos (disponible en inglés, francés y portugués);
  • Precauciones estándar para la gestión de desechos (ya disponible en inglés y en breve en otras lenguas);
  • Desinfección y esterilización de instrumental médico (ya disponible en inglés y en breve en otras lenguas); y
  • Precauciones estándar: limpieza y desinfección del entorno (ya disponible en inglés y en breve en otras lenguas).

Boletín mensual de noticias

Se ha publicado el boletín mensual de noticias de OpenWHO de mayo de 2020. Puede acceder al mismo aquí.

Saludos cordiales,

El equipo de OpenWHO

Estrategia de aprendizaje de la Academia de la OMS: llamado a ideas


La Organización Mundial de la Salud lo invita a contribuir con su Gran Idea para dar forma al futuro de la capacitación y el aprendizaje para lograr una mejor salud para todos.

La Academia de la OMS, un nuevo centro de aprendizaje permanente que está programado para iniciar operaciones el año entrante ampliara el acceso a aprendizaje enfocado en resultados a través de cursos digitales y presenciales. Se prevé que sus contenidos llegaran a millones de trabajadores de la salud y otros en todo el mundo a través del uso de tecnologías de punta y avances en el aprendizaje de las ciencias.

Como parte clave de este esfuerzo, estamos trabajando con expertos y profesionales para desarrollar una estrategia de aprendizaje global. La misma dará forma al enfoque de la OMS para la capacitación y el aprendizaje y a su vez ayudará alcanzar los objetivos de salud y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible relacionados con la salud.

Como parte de un proceso de consulta más amplio con expertos en salud, aprendizaje y educación y tecnologías digitales, ahora nos gustaría invitar a todos los interesados ​​en este tema a unirse a este esfuerzo contribuyendo con sus ideas a la estrategia de aprendizaje de la OMS.

En consecuencia, presentamos este Llamado a Ideas para que cualquiera pueda compartir su gran idea sobre cómo mejorar la calidad y el impacto de la capacitación y los enfoques de aprendizaje permanente en salud.

El formulario electrónico para presentar sus ideas está disponible en inglés, francés y español. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace correspondiente que encontrara a continuación, seleccione su idioma en la parte superior de la página y envíe su idea o enfoque en 500 palabras o menos.

Comparta su gran idea aquí.

Utilizaremos las respuestas que recibamos para ayudar a desarrollar la estrategia de aprendizaje global de la OMS. El enfoque de esta será garantizar que todos los que participan en los sistemas de salud y atención social del mundo tengan amplias oportunidades para fortalecer las competencias que necesitan para salvar vidas y mejorar los resultados de salud en sus comunidades.

Fecha límite de entrega ampliada hasta el 10 de julio.

Ya está disponible para profesionales de la salud: La App Móvil de la Academia de la OMS para Aprendizaje sobre COVID-19


La App móvil de aprendizaje de la Academia de la OMS fue desarrollada específicamente para profesionales de la salud y ha sido diseñada para permitirles expandir sus habilidades para hacer frente al COVID-19.

Con contenido en Árabe, Chino, Inglés, Francés, Portugués, Ruso y Español, esta App brinda acceso a una gran variedad de recursos y conocimiento desarrollado por la OMS sobre COVID-19, incluyendo guías, herramientas, capacitaciones y talleres virtuales actualizados minuto a minuto para apoyar a los profesionales de la salud con la atención a pacientes afectados y con su propio cuidado conforme realizan estas funciones.

Puede descargar la App en el enlace a la tienda de Apple y en el enlace a la tienda de Google Play o buscando “WHO Academy” en estas tiendas.

Estrategia de aprendizaje de la Academia de la OMS: llamado a ideas // Nuevos cursos disponibles sobre COVID-19


La Organización Mundial de la Salud lo invita a contribuir con su Gran Idea para dar forma al futuro de la capacitación y el aprendizaje para lograr una mejor salud para todos.

La Academia de la OMS, un nuevo centro de aprendizaje permanente que está programado para iniciar operaciones el año entrante ampliara el acceso a aprendizaje enfocado en resultados a través de cursos digitales y presenciales. Se prevé que sus contenidos llegaran a millones de trabajadores de la salud y otros en todo el mundo a través del uso de tecnologías de punta y avances en el aprendizaje de las ciencias.

Como parte clave de este esfuerzo, estamos trabajando con expertos y profesionales para desarrollar una estrategia de aprendizaje global. La misma dará forma al enfoque de la OMS para la capacitación y el aprendizaje y a su vez ayudará alcanzar los objetivos de salud y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible relacionados con la salud.

Como parte de un proceso de consulta más amplio con expertos en salud, aprendizaje y educación y tecnologías digitales, ahora nos gustaría invitar a todos los interesados ​​en este tema a unirse a este esfuerzo contribuyendo con sus ideas a la estrategia de aprendizaje de la OMS.

En consecuencia, presentamos este Llamado a Ideas para que cualquiera pueda compartir su gran idea sobre cómo mejorar la calidad y el impacto de la capacitación y los enfoques de aprendizaje permanente en salud.

El formulario electrónico para presentar sus ideas está disponible en inglés, francés y español. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace correspondiente que encontrara a continuación, seleccione su idioma en la parte superior de la página y envíe su idea o enfoque en 500 palabras o menos.

Comparta su gran idea aquí.

Utilizaremos las respuestas que recibamos para ayudar a desarrollar la estrategia de aprendizaje global de la OMS. El enfoque de esta será garantizar que todos los que participan en los sistemas de salud y atención social del mundo tengan amplias oportunidades para fortalecer las competencias que necesitan para salvar vidas y mejorar los resultados de salud en sus comunidades.

La fecha límite para la primera ronda del Llamado a Ideas es el 8 de junio de 2020.

Nuevos cursos disponibles sobre COVID-19

Esta semana se han publicado los siguientes recursos para el COVID-19:

  • Cómo ponerse y quitarse el EPP para el COVID-19 (disponible en albanés y macedonio);
  • Diseño de centros para el tratamiento de los síndromes respiratorios agudos graves (SRAG) (disponible en francés
  • Curso corto de capacitación de la OMS para manejo clínico de Infección Respiratoria Aguda Grave en macedonio
  • Directrices para la planificación operacional y plataforma de partenariado en el apoyo a la preparación y respuesta del país al COVID-19 en español
  • ePROTECT Infecciones Respiratorias en vietnamita)

Nuevos certificados ya disponibles

Los participantes pueden obtener un certificado de haber superado el curso si alcanzan una puntuación de al menos el 80% en las evaluaciones de los siguientes cursos:

Vídeos ya disponibles

Se han añadido videos recientemente al curso sobre preparacion y respuesta de los países en ruso. Más lenguas en breve.

Actualizaciones de contenido en los cursos

Tenga en cuenta que en este momento se están actualizando los siguientes cursos con contenido técnico actualizado. Recibirá una notificación cuando los materiales actualizados estén disponibles:

  • Prevención y control de infecciones (PCI) causadas por el nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Curso corto de capacitación de la OMS para manejo clínico de Infección Respiratoria Aguda Grave

Además, recientemente se han actualizado los módulos B1, B2 y D del curso general de introducción a los virus respiratorios emergentes, incluyendo el COVID-19. Estás actualizaciones se están realizando en todas las lenguas en las que se ofrece el curso. Le tendremos al corriente de los progresos que se vayan haciendo a este respecto.

Lista completa de recursos de aprendizaje sobre COVID-19

Nos complace anunciarle que OpenWHO cuenta ya con 78 recursos de aprendizaje sobre el COVID-19 en 26 lenguas. En resumen, OpenWHO está ofreciendo cursos sobre los siguientes temas y en las siguientes lenguas para contribuir a la respuesta al COVID-19:

Saludos cordiales,

El equipo de OpenWHO

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?


In February, OpenWHO released a short animated video that explains 6 ways a person can protect themselves and others from COVID-19:

  1. Wash hands regularly using soap and water or an alcohol rub if hands are not visibly dirty.
  2. Practice respiratory hygiene by covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a flexed elbow or tissue. Throw the tissue into a closed bin afterwards and wash your hands.
  3. Maintain social distancing - at least 1 metre (3 feet).
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  5. Use masks and personal protective equipment if you are sick, when caring for someone who is sick or in a healthcare setting.
  6. Stay home if you are unwell, but if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care.

You can watch the video and enrol in the eProtect course for respiratory infections here. The course is also available in the following languages: français, Bahasa Indonesia, русский, Português, 中文, Español, العربية and Tiếng Việt.

The complete list of OpenWHO's resources for COVID-19 can be found here.

Nuevos cursos y nuevas lenguas ya disponibles


Nos complace anunciar que recientemente OpenWHO ha puesto a disposición de sus usuarios tres nuevos cursos:

  • Precauciones estándar: gestión de desechos: En este curso, podrá aprender sobre las diferentes categorías de desechos y la gestión de los mismos. Los desechos sanitarios incluyen todos los desechos generados en establecimientos sanitarios, de investigación y en laboratorios durante proceso de proporcionar atención médica. Los residuos sanitarios en cualquier establecimiento deben gestionarse desde que se generan hasta que se tiran y se eliminan definitivamente.

  • Regulación de productos derivados del tabaco: manual básico: Aunque el consumo de tabaco es un grave problema de salud pública, los productos derivados del tabaco son de los pocos productos de consumo disponibles de forma abierta no regulados virtualmente en muchos países en cuanto a composición, emisiones y características de diseño. En esta serie de tres partes, primero se revisarán los conceptos básicos de regulación de productos derivados del tabaco y las directrices internacionales (Secciones 1-2), los pasos para evaluar las necesidades y la capacidad reglamentarias y las consideraciones en materia de regulación (Secciones 3-4), y finalmente, la implementación y retos potenciales, tabaco nuevo y modificado o productos relacionados, y experimentación y divulgación (Secciones 5-7).

  • Regulación de productos derivados del tabaco: instalaciones para analizar productos derivado del tabaco: En los últimos años, las autoridades sanitarias se han ido interesando más y más en el potencial de la regulación de los productos de tabaco para reducir la morbilidad y la mortalidad asociadas al consumo de tabaco. Este curso presenta enfoques prácticos y paso a paso para implementar pruebas que mejoren la regulación de productos derivados del tabaco. Dicha orientación resulta muy relevante para un gran número de países en diversos entornos, incluso aquellos con recursos insuficientes para establecer una instalación para analizar productos derivado del tabaco.

In recent years, health authorities have become increasingly interested in the potential of tobacco product regulation to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco use. This course provides practical, stepwise approaches to implementing tobacco testing to improve tobacco product regulation. Such guidance is relevant to a wide range of countries in various settings, even those with inadequate resources to establish a testing facility.

¡Los recursos sobre COVID-19 ya disponibles en 25 lenguas!

OpenWHO cuenta actualmente con 72 recursos para el COVID-19 en 25 lenguas, las más recientes el amárico, hausa, odia y suajili. Desde el pasado jueves 7 de mayo, se han añadido nueve versiones en lenguas nuevas.

  • Nuevos virus respiratorios, incluido el COVID-19: métodos de detección, prevención, respuesta y control en amárico, hausa, odia y suajili
  • Cómo ponerse y quitarse el EPP para el COVID-19 en árabe
  • Diseño de centros para el tratamiento de los síndromes respiratorios agudos graves (SRAG) en indonesio and español
  • Introducción a Go.Data español
  • Prevención y control de infecciones (PCI) causadas por el nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) en vietnamita

Lista completa de recursos de aprendizaje sobre COVID-19

En resumen, OpenWHO está ofreciendo cursos sobre los siguientes temas y en las siguientes lenguas para contribuir a la respuesta al COVID-19:

Saludos cordiales,

El equipo de OpenWHO

WHO ‘No Tobacco’ Unit (TFI) of Health Promotion Department announces launch of courses on tobacco product regulation


The WHO ‘No Tobacco’ Unit (TFI) of the Health Promotion Department is pleased to announce the launch of two online courses on tobacco product regulation on OpenWHO. Tobacco Product Regulation in simple terms, is what goes into the product and what comes out during use, which in technical terms are referred to as the contents (in) and emissions (out) of tobacco products.

Tobacco products kill half of its users, so regulation of these products is of critical importance to reduce the demand for tobacco and protect public health, especially young people.

The online courses provide practical guidance on tobacco product regulation and will be useful to a wide range of audiences, including policymakers, regulators, health authorities, tobacco control advocates, researchers and anyone interested in tobacco product regulation. Further, the courses provide clear guidance on tobacco product regulation in line with Articles 9 and 10 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The teaser video, which elegantly introduces the courses, is available for viewing here.

The courses are based on WHO’s tobacco product regulation handbooks, The Basics of Tobacco Product Regulation and Building Laboratory Testing Capacity and further information on the courses is provided below:

  • Course 1, on the Basics of Tobacco Product Regulation, is a basic reference document for regulators/health authorities in any country and other interested parties seeking to monitor, evaluate and regulate tobacco products. It is delivered by Dr Ghazi Zaatari, Chair of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation and will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
  • Course 2, on Building Laboratory Testing Capacity, provides practical, stepwise approaches to implementing tobacco testing and comprehensible information on how to test tobacco products, what products to test, and how to use testing data in a meaningful way to support regulation. It also provides a step-by-step guide to developing a testing laboratory, using an existing internal laboratory, contracting an external laboratory, and making use of the available support mechanisms both within WHO and externally. The course is delivered by Dr Nuan Ping Cheah, Chair of the WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network and will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Both courses are a call to countries to prioritize and commit resources to strengthen tobacco regulation capacity. Failure to regulate tobacco products represents a missed opportunity, as tobacco product regulation is a valuable tool that complements other tried and tested tobacco control interventions, as part of a comprehensive tobacco control programme.

A certificate of achievement is issued for each course to those who have completed the materials and earned at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.

We hope you will find these resources useful. Further guidance is available across the three levels of WHO. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information, technical advice or have questions.

OpenWHO expands COVID-19 IPC training while continuing to produce courses on diverse health topics


In its efforts to support the essential work of frontline responders, OpenWHO has published several courses on different Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) topics.

More than a month before the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, OpenWHO launched the introductory course Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control which included a module with IPC guidance. Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and ePROTECT Respiratory Infections soon followed with more detailed technical guidance. OpenWHO then published a compilation of IPC resources in the course Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). To reach as many learners as possible, OpenWHO translated these course materials into the official UN languages and a range of national languages.

Since the declaration of the pandemic, OpenWHO has continued to provide learners with the most up-to-date WHO IPC guidance through actively revising current courses and adding a video guide on COVID-19: How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as two Standard precaution modules on Hand hygiene and Waste management.

In addition to IPC resources, OpenWHO also continues to support training needs on other health topics, offering two new courses on Tobacco product regulation: Basic handbook and Building laboratory testing capacity, as well as on Drug-resistant tuberculosis: how to interpret rapid molecular test results.

With more than 2.5 million course enrolments, OpenWHO strives to expand access to essential WHO guidance in countries around the world.

OpenWHO contributes to COVID-19 research


The Journal of Medical Internet Research published a peer-reviewed article authored by the OpenWHO team: Global Reach of an Online COVID-19 Course in Multiple Languages on OpenWHO in the First Quarter of 2020: Analysis of Platform Use Data.

The aim of the paper was to investigate the geographic reach of different language courses accessed by a worldwide audience seeking information on COVID-19. It concluded that the online resources addressed a worldwide learning need by providing WHO’s technical guidance packaged in simple formats for access and use.

Director-General speech highlights OpenWHO


In a speech on 15 April, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized WHO's commitment to training millions to fight the pandemic using OpenWHO:

"WHO is getting on with the job.

We are continuing to study this virus every moment of every day, we are learning from many countries about what works, and we are sharing that information with the world.

There are more than 1.5 million enrolments in WHO’s online courses through OpenWHO.org, and we will continue to expand this platform to train many more millions so we can fight COVID effectively.

Today we launched a new course for health workers on how to put on and remove personal protective equipment.

Every day we bring together thousands of clinicians, epidemiologists, educators, researchers, lab technicians, infection prevention specialists and others to exchange knowledge on COVID-19."

Nuevos cursos y nuevas lenguas ya disponibles


Nos complace anunciar que recientemente OpenWHO ha puesto a disposición de sus usuarios tres nuevos cursos:

COVID-19: recursos disponibles en más lenguas

La plataforma cuenta actualmente con 61 recursos para el COVID-19 en 21 lenguas, las más recientes el bengalí, polaco y urdu, con muchas más en camino. Entre las traducciones más recientes se encuentran:

Nuevos certificados disponibles

Los participantes pueden obtener un certificado de haber superado el curso si alcanzan una puntuación de al menos el 80% en las evaluaciones del los siguientes cursos:

Lista completa de recursos de aprendizaje de COVID-19

En resumen, OpenWHO está ofreciendo cursos sobre los siguientes temas y en las siguientes lenguas para contribuir a la respuesta al COVID-19:

Saludos cordiales,

El equipo de OpenWHO

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: how to interpret rapid molecular test results


We are pleased to announce that a new free course on the interpretation of results of selected WHO-endorsed rapid molecular tests for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/multi-drug-resistant-tb.

Addressing DR-TB is a global priority to accelerate progress towards the elimination of TB. In many countries, patients with DR-TB are either not diagnosed at all or receive a delayed diagnosis, leading to further spread and increased severity of the disease. WHO-endorsed molecular techniques should be adopted more widely to improve DR-TB detection and should be complemented with phenotypic alternatives where necessary.

By the end of this course, which provides a unique combination of practical guidance and expert advice, participants should have improved their ability to interpret results for selected WHO-recommended rapid molecular tests for the diagnosis of DR-TB in line with the latest WHO guidelines.

The course consists of four modules, which last approximately two hours, and accompanying materials, which are expected to require three hours. Participants who answer at least 80% of the online test questions correctly will receive a certificate of participation.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training

Responding to COVID-19: New courses and languages available


OpenWHO is pleased to share 3 brand new courses that were recently launched to support the response to COVID-19:

  • Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Treatment Facility Design: This training package has been developed to meet the operational needs emerging with the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a thorough understanding of the principles driving the design process of COVID-19 screening areas for health care facilities, community facilities and SARI treatment centres, including how to repurpose an existing building into a SARI treatment centre. (Also available in Arabic and Portuguese)
  • Introduction to Go.Data – Field data collection, chains of transmission and contact follow-up: Go.Data is a field data collection platform focusing on case data (including lab, hospitalization and other variables though case investigation form) and contact data (including contact follow-up). This briefing package provides an orientation to the purpose, benefits and utilization of Go.Data, consisting of 7 modules with a narrated walkthrough of the key features of the Go.Data web-based platform and mobile application.
  • COVID-19: How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE): This is a guide for health care workers involved in patient care activities in a health care setting. It aims to show the type of personal protective equipment or PPE needed to correctly protect oneself.

More languages available

In addition to the new courses, OpenWHO is continuing to work with WHO regional and country offices, educational entities and volunteers to produce COVID-19 resources in as many languages as possible to help localize the response.

The platform now has a total of 52 resources for COVID-19 spread across 18 languages, with many more in the pipeline. The most recent translations include:

New certificates available

Many of the COVID-19 courses are now offering a Confirmation of Participation for participants who complete the specified amount of course material: ePROTECT Respiratory Infections, IPC for COVID-19, Clinical Care SARI, SARI Treatment Facility Design and Introduction to Go.Data.

In addition, the introductory COVID-19 course and the country preparedness and response course now offer a Record of Achievement for participants who score 80% or higher on course assessments.

Complete list of COVID-19 learning resources

In summary, OpenWHO currently offers courses covering the following topics and languages to support the response to COVID-19:

Best wishes,

OpenWHO team

New national languages channel


Everyone has the right to access life-saving knowledge and OpenWHO is continuing to work with partners to make its resources available in as many languages as possible. In March, the platform launched a new learning channel for COVID-19 courses in national languages, in addition to its channel for courses in the 6 official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). 

Courses on the national languages channel are the product of collaboration with WHO Country Offices, public health institutes and educational entities who have offered voluntary translation support to help localize the response efforts. On 23 March, OpenWHO launched its introductory COVID-19 video in Indian sign language, which is the first sign language resource on the platform. The channel also hosts trainings in Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Persian, Portuguese, Serbian, Turkish and Vietnamese, with additional resources added every week.

Enrolments skyrocket in Spanish courses


Spanish has now surpassed English as the most popular language for 2 COVID-19 courses, marking a new milestone for OpenWHO. The surge in enrolments is the product of collaboration with PAHO’s Virtual Campus for Public Health on course translation and dissemination.

The Spanish introductory course to COVID-19 has more than 132 000 enrolments on OpenWHO with another 87 000 enrolments in the same course hosted on the PAHO Virtual Campus. The Spanish Infection Prevention and Control course for COVID-19 has more than 127 000 enrolments with 22 000 more on PAHO’s platform.

In the last week, the ePROTECT health and safety course was also launched in Spanish on OpenWHO and the PAHO Virtual Campus.

OpenWHO launches first sign language resource


The OpenWHO team is proud to share our introductory video on COVID-19 in Indian sign language!

This video is the latest result of collaboration with teams around the globe who have generously offered to translate WHO's COVID-19 learning materials into additional languages to reach as many people as possible. With the addition of Indian sign language, the introductory video is now available in 12 languages – including all six WHO official languages, as well as Hindi, Macedonian, Persian, Portuguese, Serbian and Turkish. The course can be accessed here: https://openwho.org/courses/intro-to-COVID-19-indian-sign-language

Hoping to count you among the participants, we wish you a successful training!

New course materials and languages now available


We are pleased to announce that new courses, new course materials as well as new language versions of courses related to the COVID-19 outbreak have been released on OpenWHO.

In the English course Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control:

  • A new course video has been added to "Module B2: Laboratory Investigations" which can be accessed by navigating to the “Learnings” tab on the course navigation toolbar.

Language versions of this course have been released in:

The course Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection is now available in:

The course Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available in:

The course ePROTECT Respiratory Infections is now available in:

The course COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response is now available in English, but additional language versions are coming soon in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, Italian.

In the midst of the outbreak, we are also pleased to announce that new materials on other health topics have been published:

  • Introduction to Poliomyelitis and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in English
  • Variole du singe: introduction (Monkeypox: Introduction) in French

Hoping to count you among the participants, we wish you a successful training!

Crowd-sourcing across the globe - COVID-19 courses produced in over a dozen national languages


OpenWHO’s learning resources for COVID-19 have been partially or fully translated into 18 national languages. The spontaneous translation offers have emerged from every continent of the world, with WHO Country Offices, public health institutes and education entities providing translation support, all seeking to provide voluntary support to help localize the response efforts.

More than 180 000 users have accessed the resources on OpenWHO.org, with 55 000 of those accessing the materials in a language other than English.

OpenWHO's introductory COVID-19 course has been translated into more national languages than any other course on the platform. From the original English, the course materials have been fully or partially translated into 15 languages: Full courses are available in all official UN languages (Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese and Spanish) along with Portuguese (Brazilian and European Portuguese), Turkish and Persian. Sections of the learning materials have been translated in Farsi, Italian, Mongolian, Macedonian, Sinhala, Tamil and Vietnamese.

In addition to the above languages, materials for other COVID-19 courses, including "Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19" and "eProtect: Respiratory Infections" have been launched on the platform in Japanese and Indonesian. Translation of OpenWHO’s COVID-19 materials into Hindi will also be initiated shortly. The fully translated courses have been verified by WHO Country Offices or WHO technical personnel around the world, enforcing the WHO quality.

“Monkeypox: Introduction” now available


We are pleased to announce the online course “Monkeypox: Introduction” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/monkeypox-introduction.

Monkeypox is an emerging infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans from infected animals, most commonly rodents. It can be spread to other people but person-to-person transmission alone cannot easily sustain an outbreak.

The clinical presentation is similar to that seen in the past with smallpox but less severe. Smallpox was eradicated worldwide in 1980; however, monkeypox still occurs sporadically in parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. Typically, case fatality in monkeypox outbreaks has been 1-10% but with appropriate care, most patients will recover.

This course provides a general introduction to monkeypox and is intended for health personnel responsible for prevention and control of monkeypox.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • understand the emergence of monkeypox;
  • describe routes of transmission;
  • list signs and symptoms;
  • clinically identify monkeypox, chickenpox, and measles;
  • describe laboratory specimens and tests; and
  • discuss prevention and control strategies.

The course will take approximately 1 hour to finish.

Hoping to count you among the participants, we wish you a successful training!

Reboot Health & Wellbeing – Keeping Young People Safe


Are you passionate about young people’s health? Do you have innovative ideas & solutions for how to keep them safe?

Then please submit your innovation solutions today to #RebootHealthChallenge!

The World Health Organization (WHO), supported by the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT) and UNAIDS challenge you to address one of the urgent health challenges for the next decade: Reboot Health & Wellbeing – Keeping Young People Safe

Post your ideas today! https://ideas.unite.un.org/reboothealth/Page/Home

Who can participate? Individuals and groups of up to four (4) individuals. No age restrictions.

What do you need to submit?

  • apps or games
  • wearables, digital technologies, tools or platforms, products
  • the creation or improvement of products, services, processes
  • new approaches to collaboration or communication, or new ways of engaging young people and/or other stakeholders
  • policy reform proposals

Submissions are allowed in any of the six official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and must be your original work.

Timeline

  • 4 March 2020: entry into the challenge starts. The whole world is invited to ‘like’ and comment on their favorite ideas as long as the challenge is open.
  • 4 March - 15 April 2020: challenge runs online. Public review and comments enabled.
  • 15 April 2020 at 11:59 PM: deadline for submission of solutions.
  • 15 April 2020 - 22 April 2020: Public review and comments continue.
  • June 2020: Up to three (3) winners are announced on WHO website and invited to an award ceremony at WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland as part of a one week program with the Department for Digital Health and Innovation.

Note: Only one (1) submission is allowed per individual or group of individuals. Submissions must be made in your own personal capacity, and not as a representative of an organization. Read terms and conditions and Application Rules.

For any questions, please contact innovation@who.int

“COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response” now available


We are pleased to announce that the online course “COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/UNCT-COVID19-preparedness-and-response-EN

In order to assist UN country teams in scaling up country preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed these learning modules.

This 3-module learning package, a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response, introduces the context for the need for a coordinated global response plan to the COVID-19 outbreak. It provides the required guidance to implement the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response. These planning guidelines describe priority steps and actions to be included in countries’ preparedness and response plans across the major areas of public health preparedness and response. This is aligned with the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP).

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Educate themselves and others about the importance of operationalizing the SPRP for the COVID-19 outbreak using the Operational Planning Guidelines
  • Describe the 8 major pillars of public health preparedness and response and initial actions to be taken by the UN country teams
  • Access the full set of actions, performance indicators and resources needed to conduct the preparedness level assessment using the COVID-19 Partners Platform

There are 3 modules, as follows:

  • Module 1: Mission and purpose of this program (incl. COVID-19 knowledge)
  • Module 2: Country-level preparedness and response
  • Module 3: Pillars of the public health response

It will take approximately 1 hour to finish Modules 1 and 2 and another hour to finish Module 3.

A Record of Achievement will be available to participants who score 80% or higher in the cumulative course assessment for both Modules 1 and 2. Module 3 is free of any certification.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

“Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” now available


We are pleased to announce the online course “Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/COVID-19-IPC-EN.

This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.

This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • define IPC and its role in the context of preparedness, readiness and response;
  • describe the current epidemiological COVID-19 situation, including case definitions and signs & symptoms;
  • describe source control, administrative controls and environmental and engineering controls;
  • describe the WHO-recommended IPC measures for health care facilities, including when dealing with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases;
  • describe additional IPC measures to be taken to assist in general preparedness within a health care facility.

There are 3 modules, as follows:

  • Module 1: Preparedness, readiness and IPC
  • Module 2: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19): its epidemiology, risk factors, definitions and symptomology
  • Module 3: Standard precautions, transmission-based precautions & COVID-19 specific recommendations

The course will take approximately 1 hour to finish.

Hoping to count you among the participants, we wish you a successful training!

“ePROTECT respiratory occupational health and safety” now available


We are pleased to announce that the online course “ePROTECT respiratory occupational health and safety” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/eprotect-acute-respiratory-infections

All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and the basic hygiene measures to protect themselves.

This course provides a general introduction to Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) and basic hygiene measures to protect against infection.

By the end of this course, participants should understand:

  • the basic principles of acute respiratory infections;
  • how to assess the risk of infection; and
  • basic hygiene measures to protect against infection.

There are 4 modules, as follows:

  • Module 1: Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) of public health concern - Introduction
  • Module 2: How to protect yourself against Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs)
  • Module 3: Basic hygiene measures
  • Module 4: Wearing a medical mask

The course will take approximately 2 hours to finish. There is no certificate available at this time.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

“Introduction to Poliomyelitis and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative” now available


We are pleased to announce the online course “Introduction to Poliomyelitis and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative” on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/polio-introduction/

This online training will be used to teach and refresh participants on the basics of the poliovirus, introduce the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partnership, and provide an overview of our core response strategies and the remaining challenges to eradication.

Polio is a virus that spreads from person-to-person with the ability to cause paralysis. In 1988, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio. At the time, there were 125 endemic countries. Currently, wild poliovirus remains in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a partnership led by six agencies: WHO, CDC, UNICEF, Rotary BMGF and GAVI. These agencies work together in key areas of surveillance, vaccination, communication, and research to eradicate polio.

This course utilizes short videos and quizzes to introduce the material and test your understanding.

By the end of this course, participants should:

  • Describe the poliovirus, including transmission and key definitions;
  • Explain the differences between the two polio vaccines and how they contribute to prevention;
  • Outline the key components of the polio eradication strategy;
  • Summarize the current status of polio eradication; and
  • Describe the remaining challenges to polio eradication.

There are six modules, as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: The Poliovirus
  • Module 3: Polio Vaccines
  • Module 4: The GPEI Partnership and the Polio Eradication Status
  • Module 5: Polio Eradication Strategies
  • Module 6: Challenges to Polio Eradication

The course will take approximately one hour to finish. Participants can earn a Record of Achievement by scoring 80% and above on all course assessments.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

“Health Cluster Coordination” now available


We are delighted to introduce you to the new online course “Health Cluster Coordination”. This course provides a general introduction to the work of the Health Cluster, which aims to save lives and promote dignity in humanitarian and public health emergencies, and to strengthen the efficiency and accountability of all stakeholders in responding to humanitarian crises. The course can be accessed via the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/health-cluster

By the end of this course, participants should be able to understand the framework of the Health Cluster’s mandate, responsibilities, strategies, lines of accountability and principles in order to lead and coordinate effective, efficient, timely and predictable evidence-based humanitarian health interventions in acute and protracted emergencies.

The full course consists of 17 modules (see below) and will take about 9 hours to complete. Don’t worry - each module can be undertaken separately, whenever it’s most convenient for you! At the end of the course, a record of achievement will be offered to those who earn more than 80% of the maximum number of points from the module assessments. You will also receive a confirmation of participation on completing at least 80% of the course modules.

This interactive online course has been developed by the Global Health Cluster in collaboration with the Health Cluster Capacity Development Task Team, WHO colleagues and our partners from country, regional and global levels who have generously contributed their time and experience. The work was funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Whether you are new to the Health Cluster; a more experienced Health Cluster, WHO colleague or partner; are considering joining an emergency roster or have a keen interest in coordination, we strongly encourage you to complete this Health Cluster Coordination online course.

We hope you enjoy the course and would welcome your feedback at healthcluster@who.int. Please also feel free to disseminate this message to your networks. Best regards,

Global Health Cluster team and OpenWHO team


https://www.who.int/health-cluster/capacity-building/e-learning/en/

17 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Global Commitments for Humanitarian and Public Health Emergencies
  • Module 3: Health Cluster Coordination: Principles and Functions
  • Module 4: Public Health Information Services (PHIS) Standards
  • Module 5: Needs Assessment
  • Module 6: Public Health Situation Analysis
  • Module 7: The Health Resources Availability Monitoring System (HeRAMS) Approach
  • Module 8: Humanitarian Response Planning
  • Module 9: Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Module 10: Inter-Cluster Coordination
  • Module 11: The Humanitarian Development and Peace Nexus
  • Module 12: Health Advocacy
  • Module 13: Resource Mobilisation
  • Module 14: Humanitarian Health Response Monitoring
  • Module 15: Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring (CCPM)
  • Module 16: Humanitarian Preparedness and Contingency Planning
  • Module 17: Transition and Deactivation of Clusters

« Virus respiratoires émergents, y compris le nCoV : méthodes de détection, de prévention, de réaction et de contrôle » disponible dès maintenant


Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le cours en ligne « Virus respiratoires émergents, y compris le nouveau coronavirus (nCoV) : méthodes de détection, de prévention, de réaction et de contrôle » est désormais disponible sur OpenWHO. Vous pouvez accéder au cours en utilisant le lien suivant : https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-au-ncov.

Les coronavirus sont une vaste famille de virus susceptibles de provoquer des maladies diverses chez l'homme, allant du simple rhume au syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient (MERS) et au syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS).

Un nouveau coronavirus (CoV) a été identifié en 2019 à Wuhan, en Chine. Il s'agit d'un nouveau coronavirus qui n'avait pas encore été identifié chez l'homme. Ce cours constitue une introduction générale au nCoV et aux virus respiratoires émergents ; il est destiné aux professionnels de santé publique, aux gestionnaires d'incidents, coordonnateurs d’urgence et aux collaborateurs travaillant pour les Nations Unies, les organisations internationales, ainsi que les ONG.

À la fin de ce cours, vous serez en mesure de décrire :

  • La nature des virus respiratoires émergents, la façon de détecter et d'investiguer une épidémie, les stratégies de prévention et de contrôle des épidémies dues aux nouveaux virus respiratoires ;
  • Les stratégies qui devraient être utilisées pour communiquer les risques et impliquer les communautés dans la détection, la prévention et la réponse à l'émergence d'un nouveau virus respiratoire.

Il est composé de trois modules, répartis comme suit :

  • Virus respiratoires émergents, y compris le nouveau coronavirus (nCoV) : Introduction
  • Module A : Introduction aux virus respiratoires émergents, y compris le nouveau coronavirus (nCoV)
  • Module B : Détection des virus respiratoires émergents, y compris le nCoV : surveillance et recherche en laboratoire

Le cours durera environ 3 heures.

Remarque :

  • Les équipes de l'OMS travaillent sur des modules supplémentaires qui seront mis en ligne dans les prochains jours.
  • Vous serez avertis lorsque de nouveaux modules et de nouvelles vidéos seront mis en ligne. Actuellement, le matériel est proposé sous forme de diapositives.
  • À l'avenir, ce cours permettra d'obtenir une attestation, lorsque tous les modules auront été publiés et qu'un quiz aura été ajouté à chaque module.
  • Les supports de cours sont en cours de traduction dans d'autres langues.

En espérant vous compter parmi les participants, l'équipe d'OpenWHO vous souhaite une bonne formation !

Real-time Support to nCov Response Through Learning Resources


WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) issues real-time training to help health workers around the world fight the 2019 nCoV outbreak.

WHE’s Learning and Capacity Development team worked with WHO experts to quickly develop and deliver an online training on the detection, prevention, response and control of the coronavirus even before the outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern. The course is a new online learning resource on OpenWHO.org which was established three years ago for when emergencies arise, when we would have to reach millions of people across the world in real-time with accessible learning materials.

The course “Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control” is a free, open-source learning resource for anybody interested in the novel coronavirus. It is also a very useful source of knowledge for any WHO staff.

The course was published on January 26th and has now more than 25,000 enrolled users in a period of 10 days. Approximately 3,000 new users have registered for the online resource every day since its launch, illustrating the high levels of interest in the virus among health care professionals and the general public. In addition, more than 200,000 people have viewed the introductory video in the course on YouTube.

The learning resource is currently in production and translation into all official languages and Portuguese.

“WHO Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Training Short Course” now available


We are pleased to announce the online course “WHO Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Training Short Course” on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/severe-acute-respiratory-infection

The WHO Critical Care Training Short Course for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection.

This course is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by health care professionals involved in critical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal) human infection due avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, nCoV or other emerging respiratory viral epidemics.

By the end of this course, participants should:

  • Possess some of the necessary tools that can be used to care for the critically ill patient from hospital entry to hospital discharge.

There are 14 modules, as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction to nCoV and IPC
  • Module 2: Clinical Syndromes and Pathophysiology of Sepsis and ARDS
  • Module 3: Triage
  • Module 4: Monitoring
  • Module 5: Diagnostics
  • Module 6: Oxygen Therapy
  • Module 7: Antimicrobials
  • Module 8: Sepsis
  • Module 9: Mechanical Ventilation
  • Module 10: Sedation
  • Module 11: Best Practices to Prevent Complications
  • Module 12: Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation
  • Module 13: Quality in Critical Care
  • Module 14: Pandemic Preparedness and Ethical Considerations

The course will take approximately 10 hours to finish.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

OpenWHO team's research on competency-based learning and OpenWHO global user metrics has been accepted for presentation at the conference Medical Informatics Europe 2020


WHO has set a target of 1 billion more people better protected from health emergencies. To achieve that, a health workforce of excellence is needed, supported by a learning strategy that provides a framework for all learning using a competency-based approach. Competency-based learning has been derived from Human Resources practices of identifying the knowledge, skills and attributes required for staff to complete the roles assigned to them and linking these roles to the goals of the organization. In emergency work where staff and leaders face unique pressures, their ability to demonstrate the core competencies becomes particularly important.

WHE core competencies are a subset of WHO competencies: Moving forward in a changing environment, applying technical expertise, communication, teamwork, building and promoting partnerships, and leadership. Functional competencies are encouraged to be developed by technical teams in charge of functional areas. Providing objective and constructive feedback on behaviours can help an individual identify and reflect on his/her strengths and areas for development, which is a key part of the learning process. Competencies must be understood by the staff and personnel supporting a learning programme; faculty should be trained in their use for designing, delivering and assessing learning and training activities.

The OpenWHO team will present the findings of their research at the conference Medical Informatics Europe in Geneva, Switzerland, in April 2020. Earlier this week, the team also published the course Competency-Based Learning: Introduction on OpenWHO.org, which provides an introduction to the WHE learning strategy, the competency-based approach that underlies it and how it can be used to design learning and training. The course has accumulated over 1,500 enrolments in the two days since its launch.

“Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control” now available


We are pleased to announce the online course “Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness, ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

A novel coronavirus (CoV) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. This course provides a general introduction to nCoV and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of emerging respiratory viruses and how to effectively respond to an outbreak.

There are two modules, as follows:

  • Module A: Introduction to Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV
  • Module B: Detecting Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: Surveillance and Laboratory investigation
  • Module C: Risk Communication and Community Engagement
  • And more to come!

The course will take approximately 1 hour to finish.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

“Competency-Based Learning: Introduction” now available


We are pleased to announce the online course “Competency-Based Learning: Introduction” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/intro-competency.

World Health Organization (WHO) staff need ongoing learning to equip themselves to deal with modern emergencies. This short course provides an introduction to the WHO Health Emergencies Programme’s learning strategy, the competency-based approach that underlies it and how it can be used to design and deliver training.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • State the strategy that guides learning and training within WHE;
  • List the three main learning pathways in the WHE learning strategy;
  • Describe what a competency is and its three main components;
  • List the two main groups of competencies in the WHE competency framework;
  • Describe the 6 core competencies in the WHE competency framework;
  • List at least one behavioural indicator for each of the core competencies; and
  • Describe an approach that can be used to integrate the competency framework into learning.

There are two modules, as follows:

  • Module 1: An introduction to the WHE learning strategy
  • Module 2: Core competencies and how to use the framework

The course will take approximately 1.5 hours to finish.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

OpenWHO's ePROTECT: A critical resource transferring life-saving knowledge to healthcare workers responding to Ebola at the frontline.


OpenWHO’s ePROTECT course has become a key source of support depended on by healthcare workers and frontline responders fighting Ebola at the country-level. The course is available in both French and English and acts as an occupational health and safety briefing, providing all of the basic information needed to prepare healthcare workers for deployment to an Ebola-affected area.

The platform witnessed a dramatic increase in ePROTECT use in the months following the August 2018 declaration of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern Kivu region. Another sharp spike was seen in October 2018, soon after two key events: firstly, in September 2018, WHO declared the risk of the spread of Ebola from the DRC to be “very high” at the regional level. Secondly, in October 2018, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan (currently a Priority 1 country for the ongoing outbreak in the DRC) urged healthcare workers to refresh their knowledge of Ebola. The increases in course enrolments and user registrations that had been sustained throughout 2018 also continued into 2019, as the Director-General of WHO declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

At one point during the last year, the nine priority countries for the ongoing outbreak in the DRC (Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Central African Republic and Republic of Congo) contributed approximately 900 new course enrolments a day across the English and French versions of the ePROTECT course. Currently, the five countries that users most commonly come from are South Sudan, Sudan, India, Nigeria and Uganda. Concerning the current Ebola outbreak in the DRC, 2 out of the 5 of these (South Sudan and Uganda) are listed as Priority 1 countries by the World Health Organization. South Sudan alone attracts over 3 000 users to the course, making up more than a fifth of all enrolments. In total, the top five user countries constitute over 41% of all ePROTECT users across the two course languages.

Arabic translation of “Accelerating progress towards health-related SDGs” now available // النسخة العربية من دورة " تعجيل التقدم نحو أهداف التنمية المستدامة المرتبطة بالصحة" متاحة الآن


To view the following announcement in Arabic, please click here.

We are pleased to announce the Arabic translation of the online course “Accelerating progress towards health-related SDGs” on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/SDG3-health-well-being-AR

Since 2000, impressive advancements have been made on many health fronts. However, to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) health targets by 2030, progress must be accelerated, in particular in regions with the highest burden of disease. The course gives an overview of the objectives and provides a series of recommendations.

The course consists of five modules and will take approximately 2 hours to finish. At the end of the course, a confirmation of participation will be provided to participants who complete at least 50% of the course material.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!

A French version of the course can be accessed through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/ODD3-sante-bien-etre

A Spanish version of the course can be accessed through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/ODS3-salud-bienestar

“Management and Facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)” now available on the OpenWHO platform


The course “Management and Facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)” is now available on OpenWHO.

The course has been designed to introduce learners to the knowledge and skills needed for the successful management and facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR).

The course consists of 4 chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Context, purpose and description
  • Chapter 2: Key steps for conducting an AAR using the working group format
  • Chapter 3: Facilitation guidance
  • Chapter 4: Available resources

Upon completion of this online course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Explain the context and the purpose of an AAR
  2. Describe the key steps of an AAR process (by using the working group format)
  3. Describe the roles and responsibilities of facilitators in an AAR and describe the techniques for participatory facilitation
  4. Access the available resources developed by WHO for conducting an AAR

The target audience of this course consists of IHR NFPs, WHO staff, health professionals, partners and any person interested in reviewing and learning from the response to a public health event or emergency in order to be better prepared for the future.

The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete. Participants who score 80% and above on the final course assessment will be able to download a record of achievement.

You can access the OpenWHO course “Management and facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)” at this link: https://openwho.org/courses/AAR-en

The OpenWHO team wishes you a successful learning experience!

OpenWHO recognized for “reshap[ing] the landscape for distance learning” in the American Journal of Public Health.


An article published in the American Journal of Public Health has commended OpenWHO as an example of the incredible ways digital technology and innovation are improving learning for the world's public health professionals. The authors praised the platform for its “significant contribution to global health”, which has “reshaped the landscape for distance learning” through the promotion of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

OpenWHO Monthly Newsletter: August 2019


Professional profiles of OpenWHO’s 74 000 users confirm the platform’s popularity at the country-level, among United Nations country teams and Ministries of Health.

Since its inception, a core value of OpenWHO has been to provide timely, up-to-date and easy-to-understand lifesaving knowledge to healthcare workers based in-country and responding to outbreaks at the frontline. To assess their success at achieving this aim, the OpenWHO team recently launched an analysis into the most common professional profiles of users registered on the platform. The results highlighted the platform’s popularity among healthcare workers based at the country level, with significant numbers of users registering their professional affiliations as either ‘UN country team’ or ‘Health Ministry', with only the categories of ‘student’ and ‘other’ proving to be more popular among respondents.

The data also illustrated that, in addition to the popular categories of United Nations country teams and Health Ministries, the remaining users were associated with a wide range of professional bodies and occupations, both within public health and beyond, ranging from students and volunteers to WHO staff, to members of international organisations and NGOs. As such, the data suggests that OpenWHO has been successful in achieving yet another one of its aims, to make health-related technical knowledge more accessible to all, including the general public.

Delivering life-saving knowledge to those who need it most, anywhere in the world.

OpenWHO recently celebrated a significant milestone, surpassing 74 000 unique user registrations on the platform. While many of these users are based in the following five countries: the United States of America, India, Portugal, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, the platform's users come from over 190 countries, representing almost all of the world's nations.

More importantly, among the top 20 countries with the highest numbers of users registered on the platform, four are currently experiencing ongoing WHO-graded health emergencies, namely, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. With courses available on the platform in many languages (including the local languages of affected communities), the data on user location provides additional evidence that OpenWHO continues to successfully serve one of its core missions: to deliver lifesaving knowledge to those responding to health emergencies, no matter their location.

OpenWHO's contributions towards widening access to lifesaving information acknowledged by Imperial College Senior Fellow.

In Extending the Reach of Local Healthcare Initiatives with Massive Open Online Courses, published in the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), author Dr Louise M. Blakemore of Imperial College London paid favourable notice to OpenWHO, commending the platform's "rapid translation" of resources into the languages required by healthcare professionals responding to health emergencies. Dr Blakemore specifically cited the availability of resources on the platform in Lingala, Congolese Swahili and Malagasy as evidence for OpenWHO's commitment to disseminating knowledge in the languages spoken by communities affected by particular outbreaks, and used her article to corroborate the critical importance of such resources.

"Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach" now available in French // Le cours « Bon usage des antibiotiques: une approche par compétences » est maintenant disponible en français


Le cours « Bon usage des antibiotiques: une approche par compétences » est maintenant disponible en français

Plus de 25 000 personne ont commencé le cours massif en ligne Bon usage des antibiotiques : approche par compétence depuis janvier 2018. Aujourd’hui, pour la première fois, le cours sera disponible en français.

Le cours de 8 heures est disponible sur « OpenWHO », la plateforme de transfert de connaissance en ligne et interactive et s'adresse aux prescripteurs d'antibiotiques de première ligne travaillant dans les établissements de soins de santé primaires et les hôpitaux.

Les données indiquent que les antibiotiques sont mal utilisés dans les établissements de soins de santé, ce qui contribue à l'émergence d'organismes multirésistants, qui menacent de saper bon nombre des progrès médicaux les plus importants du siècle dernier.

Manipulez les antibiotiques avec précaution

Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments qui sauvent des vies et leur découverte est l'une des avancées les plus importantes du XXe siècle. Pour que ces médicaments qui sauvent des vies continuent de fonctionner, nous devons tous utiliser les antibiotiques judicieusement. Le « Bon usage des antibiotiques » désigne les interventions conçues pour promouvoir l'utilisation optimale des agents antibiotiques, y compris le choix des médicaments, la posologie, la voie d'administration et la durée de l'administration. Pour lutter contre la résistance aux antimicrobiens, tous les cliniciens doivent devenir les gardiens des antimicrobiens en les prescrivant de façon appropriée et en éduquant leurs patients et leurs collègues sur l'utilisation appropriée de cette ressource médicale de plus en plus menacée.

Version française: https://openwho.org/courses/competence-antibioresistance

English version: https://openwho.org/courses/AMR-competency

Recent analysis highlights that OpenWHO courses often enjoy completion rates above the industry average.


Researchers have known for some time that the completion rates for most Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are unfortunately low, and completion rates across the industry have been estimated to be anywhere between 4% and 15%. While completion rates are not the only way to measure the success of a MOOC, the OpenWHO team was nonetheless pleased to recently discover that completion rates for many of the courses offered on the platform are at least equal to, and usually above, the average rate for the industry.

Typically, completion rates on OpenWHO vary between approximately 10% (a figure near the top end of the industry average) to an outstanding 90.8% (for ePROTECT English). Most of the top emergency-related courses that offer certificates on OpenWHO experience an impressive completion rate between 30% and 45%. Antimicrobial stewardship, the platform's most popular course with over 21 000 enrolled users, follows a similar pattern of success, with a completion rate of 22%. It is worth noting that, in this case, the team's analysis only included those courses for which certificates were available to eligible participants, and further research will seek to uncover what effect, if any, the availability of a course certificate has on the course's completion rate.

The figure illustrates the completion rates for the most popular emergency-related courses that offer certificates and are available on OpenWHO.

OpenWHO user metrics reveal that the platform's top 12 emergency-related courses constitute over half of all course enrolments on the site.


Recent research into OpenWHO user metrics has unveiled the fact that the 12 most popular emergency-related courses on OpenWHO appear, in descending order, as follows: ePROTECT, Incident Management System (IMS) Tier 1, Ebola: Knowledge Resources for Responders, Ebola GO 2.0, Pandemic and Epidemic Prone Diseases, Risk Communication Essentials, Cholera: Introduction, Public Health Interventions in Pandemics and Epidemics, Ebola: Clinical Management of Ebola Virus Disease, IMS Tier 2, Operational Readiness and, finally, Meningitis: Introduction. In total, the above courses have attracted almost 70 000 course enrolments, more than half of the 136 000 enrolments which have accumulated on the platform since its launch two years ago.

The report also revealed that the most popular emergency-related course on the platform, ePROTECT (which hosts more than 14 000 enrolled users) is also the second most popular course out of all of the courses available on the platform. In general, emergency-related courses appear to be a strong favourite among OpenWHO users, with only one non-emergency-related course, Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach, attracting more enrolments than ePROTECT.

OpenWHO releases course in Portuguese: IMS Tier 2 - Working in WHO’s Incident Management System / OpenWHO lança curso em português: IMS Nível 2 - Trabalhar no Sistema de Gestão de Ocorrências da OMS


OpenWHO releases course in Portuguese: IMS Tier 2 - Working in WHO’s Incident Management System

Todas as pessoas que trabalham em emergências para a OMS devem estar familiarizadas com o Sistema de Gestão de Ocorrências (IMS), que a OMS usa para organizar e gerenciar sua resposta.

O Programa de Emergências de Saúde da OMS desenvolveu um curso de nível intermediário sobre o IMS que já foi lançado em inglês, francês, russo e espanhol. Estamos felizes em fornecer o curso completo em Português.

O curso é composto por 5 módulos com narração em áudio e questionário. Abrange:

  1. Os elementos chave do IMS da OMS e o trabalho em Centros de Operações de Emergência;
  2. A forma como as equipas funcionais no âmbito do IMS trabalham em conjunto;
  3. Os padrões éticos que devem ser observados pelas pessoas mobilizáveis pela OMS durante uma resposta de emergência;
  4. Como trabalhar em equipa de maneira eficaz; e
  5. O processo de mobilização e de se manter saudável.

Todos os membros actuais ou potenciais das equipas funcionais do IMS, incluindo os funcionários que não sejam da OMS que serao mobilizáveis, devem concluir o presente curso. Isso levará aproximadamente 3 horas. Um certificado de aproveitamento será fornecido aos participantes que obtiverem uma pontuação igual ou superior a 80% em cada avaliação.

Pode acessar ao curso através do seguinte link: https://openwho.org/courses/sistema-de-gestao-de-ocorrencias-nivel2

Antes de começar este pacote de nível intermédio, recomenda-se que conclua o curso introdutório sobre o IMS, disponível aqui (English/français).

Obrigado pela sua participação nos cursos OpenWHO,

A equipa OpenWHO

Delivering life-saving knowledge to those who need it most, anywhere in the world.


OpenWHO recently celebrated a significant milestone, surpassing 74 000 unique user registrations on the platform. While many of these users are based in the following five countries: the United States of America, India, Portugal, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, the platform's users come from over 190 countries, representing almost all of the world's nations.

More importantly, among the top 20 countries with the highest numbers of users registered on the platform, four are currently experiencing ongoing WHO-graded health emergencies, namely, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. With courses available on the platform in over 20 languages (including the local languages of affected communities), the data on user location provides additional evidence that OpenWHO continues to successfully serve one of its core missions: to deliver lifesaving knowledge to those responding to health emergencies, no matter their location.

OpenWHO's contributions towards widening access to lifesaving information acknowledged by Imperial College Senior Fellow.


In Extending the Reach of Local Healthcare Initiatives with Massive Open Online Courses, published in the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), author Dr Louise M. Blakemore of Imperial College London paid favourable notice to OpenWHO, commending the platform's "rapid translation" of resources into the languages required by healthcare professionals responding to health emergencies. Dr Blakemore specifically cited the availability of resources on the platform in Lingala, Congolese Swahili and Malagasy as evidence for OpenWHO's commitment to disseminating knowledge in the languages spoken by communities affected by particular outbreaks and used her article to corroborate the critical importance of such resources.

OpenWHO course Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach receives enthusiastic review in Oxford University Press


OpenWHO has been favourably mentioned in an academic review published by the Oxford University Press, on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. The authors reviewed OpenWHO's Antimicrobial Stewardship course, praising the course for its simple yet engaging language and structure, and excellent use of informative audiovisual materials. The platform was also lauded for the "significant interactivity" it offers to users through its discussion fora and collaboration spaces.

The English version of the course can be accessed here, and the French version can be accessed here.

OpenWHO lanza curso emblemático en español: IMS Nivel 2 – Trabajando dentro del Sistema de Gestión de Incidentes de la OMS / OpenWHO releases flagship course in Spanish: IMS Tier 2 – Working in WHO’s Incident Management System


The following announcement pertains to the launch of a course in Spanish.

The English version of this course is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/incident-management-system-tier2.

La version française de ce cours est disponible sur : https://openwho.org/courses/systeme-de-gestion-des-incidents-niveau2.

Версию этого курса на русском языке найти можно по этой ссылке : https://openwho.org/courses/incident-management-system-tier2-RU

Toda persona que trabaje en emergencias para la OMS debe conocer el Sistema de Gestión de Incidentes (IMS, por sus siglas en inglés), que la OMS utiliza para organizar y gestionar su respuesta.

El Programa de Emergencias Sanitarias de la OMS ha desarrollado un curso de nivel intermedio sobre el IMS que se publicó anteriormente en inglés, francés y ruso. Estamos encantados de ofrecer ahora el curso completo en español en OpenWHO.

El curso consta de cinco módulos con narración de audio y cuestionario. El curso cubre: (1) los elementos clave del IMS de la OMS y del trabajo en los Centros de Operaciones de Emergencia; (2) cómo los equipos funcionales dentro del IMS trabajan en conjunto; (3) los estándares éticos que deben respetar aquellos que sean desplegados por la OMS durante una respuesta ante emergencias; (4) cómo trabajar en equipo de manera eficaz; y (5) el proceso de despliegue y mantenerse sano.

Todos los miembros actuales o potenciales de los equipos funcionales del IMS, incluido el personal no miembro de la OMS que será desplegado, deben completar este curso. Durará aproximadamente tres horas. Se proporcionará un Certificado de Logro a todos los participantes que obtengan un puntaje del 80 % o más en cada prueba.

Puede acceder al curso a través del siguiente enlace: https://openwho.org/courses/sistema-de-gestion-de-incidentes-nivel2

Antes de comenzar este curso de nivel intermedio, se recomienda a los participantes que completen el curso introductorio del IMS, el cual está disponible aquí (English/Français).

Gracias por participar en los cursos de OpenWHO,

El Equipo de OpenWHO

Providing support for response at the frontline as DG declares Ebola a Public Health Emergency of International Concern


OpenWHO continues to provide support for response to WHO colleagues and other frontline health workers fighting to contain the spread of the virus and prevent loss of life in the DRC. The platform offers six Ebola-related courses available in multiple languages and covering various aspects of the disease, including clinical management and pre-deployment training. All Ebola-related courses are accessible directly through OpenWHO's homepage, under the Current Outbreaks section.

OpenWHO at the European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit


The OpenWHO team was invited to present their original paper at the European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit last month. The summit was an opportunity for the team to share the findings of their own research, as well as engage with and learn from industry pioneers and researchers across the online learning and data science community. The paper, which was recently published, can be accessed here.

OpenWHO выпускает свой первый курс на русском языке: СУИ Уровень 2 - Работа в Системе управления инцидентами ВОЗ


Всем лицам, работающим с ВОЗ в условиях чрезвычайных ситуаций, необходимо ознакомиться с Системой управления инцидентами (СУИ), используемой ВОЗ для организации и управления мерами реагирования.

Программа ВОЗ по чрезвычайным ситуациям в области здравоохранения разработала курс среднего уровня по СУИ, который был выпущен на английском и французском языках в декабре. Мы рады предоставить полный курс на русском языке - наш первый курс на русском языке на OpenWHO!

Курс состоит из 5 модулей со звуковым сопровождением и проверочными вопросами. В курсе рассматриваются:

  1. ключевые элементы Системы управления инцидентами ВОЗ и работа в центрах по проведению операций при чрезвычайных ситуациях;
  2. Как функциональные группы работают вместе в рамках СУИ;
  3. этические стандарты которых надо придерживаться при отправке персонала ВОЗ в ходе реагирования на чрезвычайные ситуации;
  4. способы эффективной работы в команде;
  5. процесс командирования и поддержание здоровья.

Курс необходимо пройти всем командируемым участникам, задействованным в мерах по реагированию: как действующим так и потенциальным членам функциональных групп СУИ, включая внештатных сотрудников ВОЗ. Он займет около 3 часов. Сертификат будет предоставлен участникам, набравшим 80% и более от максимального количества баллов баллов за каждое задание.

Доступ к курсу вы можете получить, пройдя по следующей ссылке: https://openwho.org/courses/incident-management-system-tier2-RU

Прежде чем приступить к заданиям среднего уровня, мы рекомендуем Вам пройти вступительный курс по СУИ, который доступен здесь (English/Français).

Благодарим вас за участие в курсах OpenWHO! Команда OpenWHO

The English version of this course is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/incident-management-system-tier2. La version française de ce cours est disponible sur : https://openwho.org/courses/systeme-de-gestion-des-incidents-niveau2.

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