WHO Academy's COVID-19 Mobile Learning Apps Now Available
On May 13, 2020 the World Health Organization announced it was releasing two mobile learning apps; the WHO Academy and WHO info apps.
The WHO Academy app designed to support the healthcare workers, provides health workers with mobile access to a wealth of COVID-19 knowledge resources, developed by WHO, that include up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, and virtual workshops that will help them care for COVID-19 patients and protect themselves.
“With this new mobile app, the WHO is putting the power of learning and knowledge-sharing directly into the hands of health workers everywhere,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.
The app was built around the needs expressed by 20,000 global health workers in a WHO Academy survey conducted in March of 2020.
The survey found that two-thirds of respondents felt they needed to be more prepared, particularly in infection prevention and control, case management, use of personal protective equipment and occupational safety, and risk communication and community engagement.
An overwhelming majority of respondents said virtual learning on demand would be helpful in preparing for COVID-19 challenges.
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.
You can also learn more about the WHO Academy here: http://academy.who.int
The WHO Info app.
Also the world health body launched the WHO Info app which gives millions of people real-time mobile access to the latest news and developments. WHO developed the app from the ground up with an intuitive user-interface and a clean, smart design. From the COVID-19 front, the WHO Info app provides the latest WHO initiatives, partnerships, and to up-to-date information on the race to find medicines and vaccines for fighting the disease. The number of COVID-19 cases, organized by country, and by timelines, are continually updated in the app from the official WHO COVID-19 data streams.
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Source: World Health Organization