March 16, 2020

This page provides an up-to-date listing of training courses and upcoming Webinars relevant to the global health community.







SSPH+/ETZH Online Lecture Series – “This Is Public Health”

Wednesday, 19 February – 27 May 2020, 17:15-18:15 (GMT+2)

The Swiss School of Public Health is holding an online discussion live stream on public health. 

The “This is Public Health (TIPH)” – Europe is the ASPHER-led campaign, available to Association’s members and organized in partnership between ASPHER and ASPPH. It is aimed at communicating the importance of Public Health as a field, a well-solicited career path and showing the impact possibilities concerning population health.



Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in the field of public health at the local, regional, and national level. Over five courses taught by faculty from the preeminent school of public health, you’ll learn to use the core epidemiologic tool-set to measure the health of populations, assess interventions, collect and analyze data, and investigate outbreaks and epidemics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the epidemiologic toolset
  • Measure the health of populations
  • Collect and analyze public health surveillance data
  • Investigate disease outbreaks and epidemics

Throughout the specialization, learners will perform a wide variety of project exercises, including reflection, analysis, calculation, application, mapping, and assessment, to solve authentic problems encountered by professional epidemiologists during the course of their work.

Certification: Johns Hopkins University Certificate Granted Upon Completion

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Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection 

This course includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection.

It is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock. 

Course duration: Approximately 10 hours.

Certificates: There are no certificates available at this time.

Access the English Courses HERE

The course is now available in:

  • French
  • Russian
  • Coming soon: Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) training: Simulation exercise

To support countries’ preparedness effort on the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO`s Department of Health Security and Preparedness has developed a generic COVID-19 tabletop exercise package.

The exercise aims to examine and strengthen existing plans, procedures and capabilities to manage an imported case of 2019-nCov and targets the health authorities at the national level.

The simulation package consists of different elements including:

  • A participants’ guide and a facilitators’ guide to explain what is expected from the different people involved in the preparation and running of the exercise.
  • A PowerPoint presentation to support the facilitation of the exercise and its subsequent debriefing
  • A set of reference documents and technical guidance on 2019-nCovThe package highlights clearly where some minor adaptions are needed to make the simulation country-specific and more relevant to the participants.

Access Exercise Here

WHO Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

This course provides a general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronaviruses.

Course duration:
Approximately 3 hours.

Key Learning objectives:
Describe the fundamental principles of emerging respiratory viruses and how to effectively respond to an outbreak.

Note: No certificate available at this time.

Access English Course Here

Language versions of this course have been released in:

WHO Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This course will cover the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures required in order to:

  • Be prepared and ready to respond to an outbreak, in particular, the one due to COVID-19
  • Limit human to human transmission by way of implementing WHO recommended IPC interventions
  • Identify, isolate and report suspect and confirmed cases

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour

Access Course in English Here – New course video materials now available for all three modules!

This course is now available in:

WHO ePROTECT Respiratory Infections (EN)

Overview: This course provides a general introduction to Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) and basic hygiene measures to protect against infection. By the end of the course, you should be able to describe basic information about ARIs including what they are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and list basic hygiene measures to protect against infection.

Learning objective: Understand the basic principles of acute respiratory infections, how to assess the risk of infection and basic hygiene measures to protect against infection.

Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Certificates: There is no certificate available at this time.

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The course is now available in:

Health Cluster Coordination Course

The WHO Health Cluster Coordination course provides a general introduction to the work of the Health Cluster, which aims to save lives and promote dignity in humanitarian and public health emergencies, and to strengthen the efficiency and accountability of all stakeholders in responding to humanitarian crises.

The course will consist of 17 modules.

Course duration:
The course will take approximately 9 hours to finish

Please note:
For participants who score 80% will receive a certificate. You will also receive a confirmation of participation on completing at least 80% of all of the course modules.

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Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response

This is a 3-module learning package offered by the WHO which introduces the context for the need for a coordinated global response plan to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Course duration:
Approximately 1 hour for Modules 1 and 2 and another hour for Module 3.

Certification: COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
For both Module 1 and 2 – participants who score 80% will receive a certificate. Module 3 is free of any certification.

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Additional language versions are coming soon in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, Italian.

TO FIND NEW WHO PUBLICATION “Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak”, VISIT OUR RESOURCES PAGE




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