Online Training as a Weapon to Fight the New Coronavirus

WHO News Release (02/07/20)

World Health Organization (WHO) experts have created a free online training course for detecting, preventing, combating, and controlling the novel coronavirus. About 3,000 new users have registered for the course every day since its Jan. 26 inception, and more than 200,000 people have watched the introductory video to the course on YouTube. The course is available to anyone interested in novel coronavirus on WHO's OpenWHO.org open learning platform for emergencies, and is being provided in all official United Nations languages and Portuguese. "Our online platform — OpenWHO — is already accessed by users from every country on earth, providing more than 60 courses in 21 languages," said Heini Utunen with the WHO Health Emergencies Program. "Delivering trainings in the local language of responders is really important, especially in an emergency."

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