New courses and languages on OpenWHO this month

New courses and languages

New courses launched in March

We are pleased to announce the following courses that were recently made available:

  • COVID-19 respiratory equipment: This course teaches how to choose the right equipment for your facility, how to set up new respiratory equipment, how to clinically use respiratory equipment, how to maintain equipment, including troubleshooting, repairs and infection prevention and control, and how to decommission equipment.
  • Vaccine Safety Basics: The aim of this course is to provide healthcare professionals whose work involve vaccine safety issues, with essential knowledge about vaccines and their safety aspects.
  • Measles outbreak training: This course provides the essential preparedness, detection, investigation, response and recovery skills required to contain a measles outbreak.
  • Safety in administering medicines for neglected tropical diseases: This course provides practical tools, training modules and job aids to further improve the planning, preparation and monitoring of safe administration of NTD medicines.
  • Surgical site infections: This course will cover global surgical site infections (SSI) burden, risk factors and prevention measures you can take to reduce SSI.

Join OpenWHO in the fight against TB

Though TB is a preventable and curable disease, it remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. Each day, over 4 100 people lose their lives to TB, and close to 28 000 people fall ill. Progress has been made globally. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put these gains at risk.

Learn more on how to fight TB through the courses available on our End TB channel: 1) Tuberculosis preventive treatment; 2) Rapid diagnostics for tuberculosis detection; and 3) Drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment.

New translations

The following 17 translations have been launched this month:

  • Simulation exercise management in Ukrainian
  • Long-term care facilities in Ukrainian
  • Public health emergency operations centre in Ukrainian
  • COVID-19 vaccine-specific resources in Ukrainian
  • Engaging the private sector in Arabic, Spanish, and Farsi
  • Clinical management: General considerations in Russian
  • Clinical management: Mild, mod, and severe disease in Kazakh
  • COVID-19 vaccination training for healthworkers in Sgaw Karen and Shan
  • Injection safety in Macedonian
  • Basic microbiology in Macedonian
  • Infection prevention and control (IPC) core components in Macedonian
  • SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic testing in Russian
  • Decontamination in Macedonian
  • Oral Health in Macedonian

Updates to course content:

The following course materials have been revised to reflect updates to the technical content and are now up to date:

We are pleased to announce that OpenWHO now has 44 courses on COVID-19 and 100 courses on other key health topics, spread across 64 languages. All courses for COVID-19 can be accessed here. You can use the toolbar to filter courses by language. You can also access our catalogues which show all courses and languages available for COVID-19 and other health topics here.

#NoExcuse #StopSEAH webinar series on OpenWHO

WHO is committed to capacitating our workforce, partners and collaborators to prevent, protect from and respond effectively and quickly to any allegation of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH).

Visit our dedicated page on OpenWHO here which will be regularly updated with video resources addressing this topic. In the latest video that was added to the repository, you will hear from experts on the progress and challenges that humanitarian and emergency response agencies face in combatting SEAH.

Monthly newsletter

You can access the most recent newsletter here. The newsletter highlights are also available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Best wishes,

OpenWHO team