What to know about WHO's newly launched courses on outbreaks, emergencies

A health worker attends to a patient in Nigeria. Photo by: A. Clements-Hunt / WHO

The World Health Organization has launched a series of online courses for frontline responders to epidemics and emergencies.

The video lectures contain essential information taken from hundreds of pages of WHO technical and scientific manuals. They are packaged in video format to be easily accessible and digestible for those seeking information on particular epidemics such as Ebola and the Middle East respiratory syndrome, as well as essential skills and knowledge in emergency response such as risk communication and community engagement.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.