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Health Cluster Coordination OpenWHO

Health Clusters exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies, while advancing the well-being and dignity of affected populations. Since 2005, the Cluster Approach, including the Health Cluster, has been one of the most commonly …

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Occupational health and safety for health workers in the

(7 days ago) All health workers require knowledge and skills to protect themselves and others from the occupational risks they encounter, so that they can work safely and effectively. This course consists of five sections in response to these needs: - Introduction - Module 1: Infectious risks to health and safety - Module 2: Physical risks to health and safety - Module 3: Psychosocial risks to health

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Healthier Populations

(8 days ago) WHO’s core mission is to promote health, alongside keeping the world safe and serving the vulnerable. This goes beyond fighting disease – We are working to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The Healthier Populations channel brings together courses that support WHO’s target of 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being by 2023. It explores a

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Health and peace: Concepts and tools for frontline workers

(4 days ago) The WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) is stricken with many areas of unrest, including active wars and protracted conflicts. These conflicts have wide-reaching impacts, resulting in disrupted health systems, poor health indicators, brain drain, re-emergence of high-threat pathogens, and the largest migration rates. With the view of promoting peacebuilding in FCV (fragile, conflict

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Courses OpenWHO

(7 days ago) Tier 1 covers the mandatory minimum package that all personnel being deployed on a WHO health emergency response must complete. It includes four animated online modules covering an introduction to emergency management, WHO’s role in emergencies, the emergency response framework and the incident management system.

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Prevention, identification and management of infections in

(6 days ago) Prevention, identification and management of infections in health workers in the context of COVID-19. All healthcare facilities should establish or strengthen and implement IPC programmes and Occupational Health and Safety programmes to ensure health worker safety and prevent health worker infections while in the work environment.

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Public health interventions in pandemics and epidemics

(5 days ago) Public health interventions in pandemics and epidemics. The 21st century has witnessed changes - travel and trade, urbanization, environmental degradation and other trends that increase the risk of disease outbreaks, their spread and amplification into epidemics and pandemics. At the same time, the science and knowledge around infectious

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Decontamination and sterilization of medical devices OpenWHO

(Just Now) The decontamination of instruments and medical devices plays a very important role in the prevention of health care-associated infections (HAIs). Indeed, improper decontamination of surgical instruments, endoscopic devices, respiratory care devices and reusable haemodialysis devices still occurs in many settings, leading to HAIs. This course is based on the WHO manual on decontamination and

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Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: General

(9 days ago) This course is also available in the following languages: Македонски јазик - Shqip. Overview: The Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19 course series is developed for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course provides crucial knowledge necessary to provide safe, effective quality patient care.

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Strengthening collaboration between human and animal

(5 days ago) Strengthening collaboration between human and animal health sectors for improved health security. This opens in a new window. As a majority of emerging diseases are shared by humans and animals, adopting a One Health approach is essential. This course provides insight into some of WHO’s work at the animal-human-environment interface

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Courses OpenWHO

(5 days ago) All health workers involved in implementation of COVID-19 vaccination need to have adequate knowledge and skills in order to ensure safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine administration. The COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers package is developed for frontline health workers in countries. The package, developed in collaboration with

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Ready for Response

(7 days ago) Frontline responders and team leaders need strategic and operational knowledge to work safely and effectively in disease outbreaks and health emergencies. The Ready for Response channel provides pre-deployment briefings and training to prepare personnel for response. Some courses on this channel are limited to the personnel of the agency running the course, while others are open to a wider

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Migration and Health: Enhancing Intercultural Competence

(5 days ago) Access to responsive, people-centred health systems is essential to ensure appropriate health care for refugees and migrants throughout the process of migration and settlement. Focusing on intercultural competence and diversity sensitivity, this course contributes to a broader WHO strategy to develop an evidence-based response to the public health needs of refugees and migrants.

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Standard precautions: Injection safety and needle-stick

(7 days ago) Following safe injection practices is key to preventing the spread of infection during health care delivery. Unsafe injection practices include: unnecessary injections, reusing needles and syringes, using a single dose medication vial for multiple patients, giving an injection in an environment that is not clean and hygienic, and risking injury due to incorrect sharps disposal. The associated

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SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic testing OpenWHO

(5 days ago) Global Health Security and Emerging Threats Programme, FIND, the global diagnostic alliance The development of this course has been supported in parts by the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) COVID-19 Research and development funding to WHO.

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Infection Prevention and Control

(2 days ago) Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a major challenge for health care systems around the world. There is an important opportunity to reduce avoidable morbidity and mortality through improvements to IPC, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IPC channel hosts general courses designed for all health workers, as well as more advanced courses specific to IPC focal points. The goal is

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Prevention, identification and management of infections in

(6 days ago) Overview: During the COVID-19 pandemic health workers, in particular those in contact with and/or who care for COVID-19 patients, are at higher risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2 than the general population. As the pandemic evolves, studies indicate that transmission involving health workers is also occurring in community settings (such as in households) in addition to health care settings.

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The Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC

(5 days ago) A Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) is a physical location for the coordination of information and resources to support incident management activities. PHEOCs are also referred to as “operations centres”, “situation rooms” and “command centres”. Experience has shown that timely implementation of a PHEOC provides an essential platform for the management of public

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COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers OpenWHO

(4 days ago) All health workers involved in implementation of COVID-19 vaccination need to have adequate knowledge and skills in order to ensure safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine administration. The *COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers* package is developed for frontline health workers in countries. The package, developed in collaboration with UNICEF, consists of 6 modules, which include

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COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers OpenWHO

(5 days ago) All health workers involved in implementation of COVID-19 vaccination need to have adequate knowledge and skills in order to ensure safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine administration. The *COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers* package is developed for frontline health workers in countries. The package, developed in collaboration with UNICEF, consists of 6 modules, which include

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About Us OpenWHO

(1 days ago) About Us. OpenWHO is WHO’s new, interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so. The OpenWHO platform delivers WHO’s and partners’ expertise closer to where it is needed and provides information in user-friendly formats for frontline

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Health Cluster Coordination OpenWHO

(2 days ago) Health Clusters exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies, while advancing the well-being and dignity of affected populations. Since 2005, the Cluster Approach, including the Health Cluster, has been one of the most commonly used coordination mechanisms to meet the humanitarian needs of affected people in a reliable, effective and inclusive manner, whilst respecting

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Courses OpenWHO

(5 days ago) The health care environment contains a diverse population of microorganisms and can be a reservoir for potential pathogens. If environmental cleaning is not performed correctly, then environmental contamination can contribute to the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms and health care-associated infections. Collaboration between infection

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Healthy Ageing for Impact in the 21st Century: Global

(Just Now) Academics, social and health care workers, and those working in the private sector are also welcome to join the programme. Participants must have a minimum of working proficiency in English (speak-read-write), be able to commit an estimated 6 hours per week, and be open to working as part of a team.

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Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for COVID-19 Virus

(3 days ago) This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control. Self-paced Language: English COVID-19. Enroll me for this course. Course information. This course is also available in the following languages:

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Communication Essentials for Member States OpenWHO

(2 days ago) The most fundamental skill any good communicator possesses is a clear understanding of the change they want to see in their target audience. This online course on communication essentials in public health for Member States aims to provide you with knowledge and tools you need to communicate effectively during disease outbreaks and health emergencies.

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Standard precautions: Waste management OpenWHO

(7 days ago) According to WHO, about 85% of the total amount of waste generated by health care activities is general, non-hazardous waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that could be infectious, toxic or radioactive. Hazardous waste that is not managed properly presents a risk to hospital patients, health care personnel and the general public.

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Promoting oral health in primary health care settings

(3 days ago) Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. But it ‎has been a neglected component of the public health agenda in several countries ‎including those in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) increasing the ‎disease burden. This course (divided into two parts: Basic and Advanced) aims to ‎improve the oral health prevention and control skills of

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Courses OpenWHO

(6 days ago) All health workers require knowledge and skills to protect themselves and others from the occupational risks they encounter, so that they can work safely and effectively. This course consists of five sections in response to these needs: Introduction; Module 1: Infectious risks to health and safety ; Module 2: Physical risks to health and safety

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Basic microbiology OpenWHO

(Just Now) Microbes are living organisms that can be beneficial, neutral or harmful to humans. A basic understanding of microbiology will allow you to recognize how your role as an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) person can help break the cycle of transmission, prevent health care-associated infections (HAI) and reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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#LearningSavesLives Webinar Series OpenWHO

(4 days ago) Competencies for protecting health in the pandemic era. Enhancing capabilities to manage health care and public health in emergencies. YouTube. LearningSavesLive Webinar Series. 544 subscribers. Subscribe. #LearningSavesLives Webinar Series - Competencies for protecting health in the pandemic era. Watch later. Copy link.

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Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response

(3 days ago) Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) is a strategy adopted by countries in the WHO African Region for implementing comprehensive public health surveillance and response systems for priority diseases, conditions and events at all levels of health systems. Successful implementation will require a well-trained, competent and dedicated workforce. The IDSR channel will host a series

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COVID-19 and work: Staying healthy and safe at work during

(5 days ago) Workplaces have played an important role in both the spread and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world. Being provided a healthy and safe workplace throughout the pandemic and beyond is a human right. Maintaining open, safe and healthy workplaces is of vital importance to protecting livelihoods, wellbeing and public health. Critical public health measures can help protect

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Plague: Introduction OpenWHO

(7 days ago) This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with introductory level knowledge to manage outbreaks of plague. By the end of this course participants should be able to describe the transmission cycle of the disease, explain the difference between bubonic plague and pneumonic plague, and describe the public health concerns of plague. ***Please note**: This course was

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COVID-19: How to put on and remove personal protective

(7 days ago) This is a guide for healthcare workers involved in patient care activities in a healthcare setting. It aims to show the type of personal protective equipment or PPE needed to correctly protect oneself. Based on the current available evidence, the WHO recommended PPE for the care of COVID patients are CONTACT and DROPLET precautions, with the exception of aerosol producing procedures, which

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ePROTECT Respiratory Infections (EN) OpenWHO

(5 days ago) Module 1: Acute Respiratory Infection (ARIs) of public health concern - Introduction: Overall learning objective: To describe basic information about acute respiratory infections including transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention. Module 2: How to protect yourself against Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs):

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Meningitis: Introduction OpenWHO

(1 days ago) Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the lining surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. Public health concerns mainly focus on the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, as it can cause large-scale epidemics.This course provides a general introduction to Meningitis and is intended for incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.

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Introduction to COVID-19: methods for detection

(8 days ago) A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United

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Competency-Based Learning: Introduction OpenWHO

(3 days ago) 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. The learning package consists of two modules, with explainer videos and a

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Health Cluster Coordination OpenWHO

(2 days ago) Health Clusters exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies, while advancing the well-being and dignity of affected populations. Since 2005, the Cluster Approach, including the Health Cluster, has been one of the most commonly used coordination mechanisms to meet the humanitarian needs of affected people in a reliable, effective and inclusive manner, whilst respecting

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis: how to interpret rapid

(1 days ago) This course is also available in the following language: Русский. Overview: Addressing drug-resistant tuberculosis (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.

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Ebola: Introduction OpenWHO

(6 days ago) Ebola: Introduction. This introductory session explains basic principles of Ebola disease and ways to protect yourself and others. By the end of this lecture, you should be able to: describe Ebola disease and how it is transmitted, recall basic measures to prevent Ebola disease and list key public health concerns during an Ebola outbreak.

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COVID-19 infodemic management: risk communication and

(1 days ago) This infodemic management course applies evidence-based guidance to the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers key risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) principles and illustrates how they can be operationalized in the context of an extended outbreak that affects different populations with varying risk levels. Illustrations from WHO headquarters, regions, and Ministries of Health provide

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