We are happy to share that 4 online trainings are now available to support preparedness and response to the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All of these resources are freely accessible to anyone interested through WHO’s open learning platform for health emergencies, OpenWHO.org. Please feel free to share the links among your networks.
WHO has developed an online course introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus:
English: https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov (45 000 users)
French: https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-au-ncov (2400 users)
Portuguese: https://openwho.org/courses/introducao-ao-ncov (660 users)
Simplified Chinese: https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov-ZH (360 users)
Spanish: https://openwho.org/courses/introduccion-al-ncov (8200 users on OpenWHO, similar amount on PAHO Virtual Platform)
Arabic: Launching this week https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-COVID-19-AR
Russian Launching this week https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-COVID-19-RU
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in English: https://openwho.org/courses/COVID-19-IPC-EN
Launched on 25 February, already a record of 12 600 users. Coming soon in Russian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Course on Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in English: https://openwho.org/courses/severe-acute-respiratory-infection
9000 users. Coming soon in French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases – ePROTECT
English: https://openwho.org/courses/eprotect-acute-respiratory-infections (6000 users)
French: https://openwho.org/courses/eprotect-infections-respiratoires-aigues ()
Coming soon in Spanish and Portuguese
TRANSLATION FIGURES FOR THE ABOVE
In total, 65 different learning modules have been translated with a total of 180 000 words. A similar amount is currently undergoing translation.
OTHER LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS OF LEARNING RESOURCES INITIATED BY COUNTRY AND REGIONAL OFFICES AND PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE PARTNERS
Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Italian, Macedonian in FYROM, Portuguese (Brazilian and European), Sinhalese, Spanish, Russian, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese
Please see the visuals below for further information. If you have any questions or comments about the courses or additional learning resources in the pipeline, please contact the WHE Learning and Capacity Development Unit (LCD): email@example.com
The LCD team