Health workers need accurate, extensive, reliable, and timely information on COVID-19 to save lives and stay safe.
This app provides health workers everywhere with an efficient way to access the World Health Organizations COVID-19 knowledge resources all in one place, including up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, self-paced learning, and virtual workshops to support health workers in caring for patients infected by COVID-19 as well on how they can protect themselves as they do their critical work.
With content in six languages Arabic Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish the app is a convenient tool for accessing WHOs rapidly expanding and evolving training materials and guidance, along with opportunities to participate in virtual skills workshops and other live training.
Key features include learning guidance, learning materials, and tools organized into the following COVID-19 subject matter areas:
Case Management: How to care for COVID-19 patients
Infection Prevention Control / Staff Safety and Health: Protecting health worker and the community
Epidemiology: Distribution, characteristics, and determinants of COVID-19
Laboratory: Laboratory testing for COVID-19 in humans
Maintaining Essential Health Services and Systems: Strategic planning and coordinated action
International Health Regulations: Public health and international spread of disease
Risk Communication and Community Engagement: Communicating effectively with the public
Research & Development: Working towards a treatment and a vaccine.
Operational Support and Logistics
It also includes updated news and statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic.
This app is brought to you by the WHO Academy, a new internal division of WHO. The Academy will be officially launched in May 2021 as the WHOs state-of-the-art lifelong learning centre, applying the latest technologies and adult learning science to meet the learning needs of millions of health workers, policymakers, and WHO staff around the world.
More about the WHO Academy: http://academy.who.int