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New courses on OpenWHO this month

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

WHO/ICRC Basic Emergency Care: Conflict-Related Injuries: The modules in this course are designed to support first contact providers working in conflict settings, or those who may need to manage conflict injuries. It covers conflict trauma resulting from blast, penetrating, and burn injuries.

Response Preparedness for Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks Using a One-Health Approach: This online course introduces the concepts of the coordinated response to manage zoonotic disease outbreaks between sectors for animal health, public health, and the environment as well as other relevant stakeholders. In addition, it fosters understanding of the diverse perspectives of different stakeholders during an outbreak response.

Introduction to Dengue: This short course introduces dengue, providing an overview of the causative organism, vector, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

Next Generation Sequencing for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2: From Sample Collection to Analysis: This online training explains the end-to-end workflow of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing), from sample preparation to the upload of genomic sequencing data to public-domain or public-access databases.

WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health: The course consists of video recordings from the 2022 School, which focus on promoting capacity-building for improving refugee and migrant health.

Whole-of-Society Approach to Creating Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities: Harnessing South-South Cooperation for a Post-COVID Era: The course emphasizes a whole-of-society approach to managing complex risk and creating healthy, sustainable, and resilient cities with practical examples and useful tools.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for the Prevention and Care of Neglected Tropical Diseases: This course is specifically designed for governments, development agencies, civil society partners, and others working with them. It aims to help establish or strengthen collaboration between WASH and NTD actors.

Water Safety Planning for Urban Water Supply Systems: An Introduction: This course outlines the principles and steps of the water safety planning approach and presents the success factors that underpin effective and sustainable implementation. It also highlights how water safety planning can strengthen resilience to climate threats.

Superficial Fungal Infections: Training of Health Workers at National and District Levels on Skin-NTDs: This course explores the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of the most common superficial fungal infections globally.

Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool: This course is relevant to stakeholders who are keen to track nutrition progress around the world or interested in leveraging data to accelerate progress to improve nutrition outcomes among populations.

Chromoblastomycosis: Training for National and District-Level Health Workers: The aim of this course is to provide basic information for front-line health workers to recognize and treat chromoblastomycosis.

Managing Conflict of Interest in National Pharmaceutical Systems: This online training aims at supporting countries with practical guidance on preventing and managing conflicts of interest in public pharmaceutical systems.

Medical Equipment Electrical Safety Testing: This course provides methods for evaluating the electrical safety of medical equipment at a medical facility and actions to take following the evaluation.

We are pleased to announce that OpenWHO now has a total of 254 courses with learning resources spread across 72 languages. All courses can be accessed here. You can use the toolbar to filter courses by language and topic.

New training offerings on the End TB channel

The End TB channel includes courses that provide critical training on essential skills to facilitate the implementation of WHO’s End TB Strategy based on sound ethics principles and due protection of human rights.

Two new courses were recently added to the channel:

Management of Tuberculosis in Children and Adolescents for Healthcare Workers

Tuberculosis and Mental Health

New course series on Noncommunicable Diseases for WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) impose a major and growing burden on health and development in the South-East Asia Region. In the region, 62% of all deaths are due to NCDs, accounting for 9 million persons every year.

A series of four courses recently became available and focus on several NCD related topics of relevance to the Region. For a better learning experience, we recommend accessing the courses in the order listed below:

Course 1: HEARTS of NCD: An Integrated Approach to Management of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) in Primary Health Care

Course 2: Interventions for Noncommunicable Diseases in Primary Health Care

Course 3: Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Problems

Course 4: Palliative Care: Models of Service Delivery and Symptom Management

Monthly newsletter

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As we approach the end of another impactful year, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of our community for their unwavering commitment to learning, collaboration, and global health improvement through OpenWHO. In 2023, we've witnessed remarkable strides in our collective mission to provide accessible, high-quality learning resources in response to health emergencies and beyond, and we will continue our work and efforts in 2024 to share the latest health knowledge to save lives, reduce disease transmission, and protect the vulnerable.

Best wishes,

OpenWHO team

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