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May 15, 2020 Global Toolkit

Launch of the WHO Academy and the WHO Info mobile applications

 

WHO has launched the WHO Academy app designed to support health workers during COVID-19, and the WHO Info app designed to inform the general public.

The Academy app, launched by the WHO Academy, World Health Organization’s lifelong learning centre, provides health workers with mobile access to a wealth of COVID-19 knowledge resources, developed by WHO, that include up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, and virtual workshops that will help them care for COVID-19 patients and protect themselves.

The application is available for free download from both the Apple App Store  and Google Play Store, in Arabic Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

 

The WHO Info app, with an intuitive user-interface, will give millions of people real-time mobile access to the latest news and developments, disease outbreak updates, and public health emergency information. The app will provide, from the COVID-19 front, the latest WHO initiatives, partnerships, up-to-date data on cases by country ...

May 15, 2020 Global News

WHO academy (coming in 2021): Revolutionizing lifelong learning in health

 

A revolution is underway in adult learning. New and more effective methods of conveying knowledge and skills to working people. New technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.  Experiential learning approaches that recognize what trainees already know while offering a more immersive, effective and impactful learning experience.

A new focus on learning for impact and building competencies to make the world a healthier place.  

The establishment of the WHO Academy, based in Lyon, France, is planned for launch in May 2021. The state-of-the-art lifelong learning centre, will apply the latest technologies and adult learning science to meet the learning needs of millions of health workers, policy makers, and WHO staff around the world.

As a centre for delivering advanced digital and classroom training to health workers and others around the world, the WHO Academy will be a game changer for lifelong learning in health. 

May 4, 2020 Global Event

Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

Learn to deliver high-quality primary health care at scale through national community health worker programs.

Despite medical and technological advances, half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, and over 8.9 million preventable deaths occur every year. There is an acute global shortage of health workers, a gap that will grow to 18 million by 2030. Studies show that training high-performing community health workers can help close these gaps and save more than 3 million lives annually.

In the past few decades, many community health worker programs across the world have demonstrated their ability to save lives — including in the hardest-to-reach areas. Yet despite this progress, lessons on how to successfully scale these programs as part of national primary health systems are not widely shared.

This course introduces learners to the core concepts of community health worker programs, and explores what is needed to build ...