Novel coronavirus (89) Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response now available

5 March, 2020

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Dear GANM, WHO CCs, ICM and ICN

Please circulate this free access OPENWHO.org course on COVID-19 widely amongst your members.

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Fran

Module 1: Mission and purpose of this program (incl. COVID-19 knowledge):

This module provides a description of the purpose and context for this learning package, leadership words and relevant COVID-19 knowledge.

Module 2: Country-level preparedness and response:

This module provides an introduction to Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response, and access to relevant information and documentation.

Module 3: Pillars of the public health response:

This module is technical deep dive into each of the 8 pillars of the public health response as described by the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.

Fran McConville,

Technical Officer, Midwifery

MCA Dept. & Office of Chief Nurse

WHO HQ, Geneva

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Subject: “COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response” now available

Global News

“COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response” now available

We are pleased to announce that the online course “COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response” is now available on OpenWHO. You can access the course through the following link: https://openwho.org/courses/UNCT-COVID19-preparedness-and-response-EN

In order to assist UN country teams in scaling up country preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed these learning modules as a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.

This 3-module learning package introduces the context for the need for a coordinated global response plan to the COVID-19 outbreak. It provides the required guidance to implement the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response. These planning guidelines describe priority steps and actions to be included in countries’ preparedness and response plans across the major areas of public health preparedness and response. This is aligned with the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP).

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

Educate themselves and others about the importance of operationalizing the SPRP for the COVID-19 outbreak using the Operational Planning Guidelines

Describe the 8 major pillars of public health preparedness and response and initial actions to be taken by the UN country teams

Access the full set of actions, performance indicators and resources needed to conduct the preparedness level assessment using the COVID-19 Partners Platform

There are 3 modules, as follows:

Module 1: Mission and purpose of this program (incl. COVID-19 knowledge)

Module 2: Country-level preparedness and response

Module 3: Pillars of the public health response

It will take approximately 1 hour to finish Modules 1 and 2 and another hour to finish Module 3.

A Record of Achievement will be available to participants who score 80% or higher in the cumulative course assessment for both Modules 1 and 2. Module 3 is free of any certification.

Hoping to count you among the participants, the OpenWHO team wishes you a successful training!