Digitized COVID-19 Training for Health Workers

Source
UNICEF, COVID-19 Digital Classroom, Open WHO Academy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic UNICEF, with the help of funding from Johnson & Johnson, US Centers of Disease Control and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), has sourced and digitzed a health worker training content library that can be deployed on a variety of digital channels, including SMS, Social Media Messaging Apps (i.e., WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram), and other app-based learning management systems.

This resource will equip frontline health workers with the knowledge and skills needed to continue to provide preventative and promotive community services, to conduct risk communication and community engagement, and to support community-based surveillance. Health workers on the ground are supported with accurate and digestible messaging that they can readily deploy in their communities. 

This resource has been brought to you by collaborating with the COVID-19 Digital Classroom Consortium, the World Health Organization, and John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and is available for anyone to use and adapt for non-commercial purposes*. It is important to note that, while this content library provides a generalized overview of COVID-19 prevention and protection measures that are widely applicable to a variety of contexts and circumstances, the course material does not account for everything, especially as the health community is still learning day-to-day about the virus and its impact.

Health workers and their supervisors should continue to familiarize themselves with their individual context and consider their national or global guidelines on eLearning to best customize the training content for their community’s specific needs. Please bookmark this resource and check back often as the content will be regularly updated as the pandemic evolves.

There is also a Frontline Health Worker Training Catalogue which can help guide the user through the courses.

* Under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license