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May 15, 2020 Global

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.