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NEW Ebola: GO 2.0

Eds.: World Health Organization, (2018)

All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks need to have basic knowledge and skills in order to mount an effective response. The GO training package was developed for WHO deployees so they can work safely and effectively as part of the teams bringing outbreaks under control. The learning package consists of 7 modules, which include video lectures and downloadable presentations that have been updated with the latest information and developments. It begins with an introduction to Ebola virus disease before moving to the response strategy and essential information related to working for WHO. The GO materials are designed to complement the ePROTECT training, which is available here:

NEW Ebola: Clinical management of Ebola virus disease

World Health Organization (WHO), (2018)

This comprehensive intermediate level course is for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD). Modules provide information on screening and triage, infection prevention and control, laboratory diagnostics, organization of the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), clinical care of patients in the ETC, and investigational therapeutic agents.


World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

ePROTECT is an occupational health and safety briefing that covers the basic information you need to protect yourself when deploying to countries with Ebola virus disease. Those of you who will carry out specialized tasks, such as working in direct contact with sick people, will need more advanced-level training and coaching.

BMJ Learning Ebola and Marburg virus infections

British Medical Journal, (2018)

For health professionals located outside affected regions, online learning courses from BMJ Learning [] offer guidance on how to recognise who is most at risk and how to manage suspected cases of Ebola in primary care.

Ebola: Knowledge resources for responders. Open WHO Online Course

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

Decision-makers and frontline responders will find a set of resources on Ebola virus disease here. These resources can be used as refreshers for experienced personnel or as an introduction to the topic for everyone else. Most of the materials are available in English and French, and can be downloaded for offline use. A version in Lingala is also available.

Ebola : Ressources de connaissances pour les intervenants

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé OMS, (2017)

Les décideurs et les intervenants en première ligne trouveront ici les ressources sur la maladie à virus Ebola. Ces ressources peuvent être utilisées en tant que rappels ou compléments de connaissances pour les travailleurs expérimentés ou en tant qu’introduction au sujet pour les autres. La plupart des ressources sont disponibles en anglais et en français et peuvent être téléchargées pour un usage sans connexion. Une version en Lingala est également disponible.

OpenWHO. Access essential knowledge for managing public health emergencies

World Health Organization WHO, (2017)

OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders. On this platform you find online courses on: Pandemic and epidemic-prone diseases; Incident Management System; MERS; Ebola; Public Health Interventions; Risk communication; Predeployment training GO; ZIKA; Influenza

ePROTECT course

World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

Ebola is a serious disease. Pre-deployment training and follow-up support is required to help personnel working in affected countries work safely and effectively. The ePROTECT course is a basic self-learning online introduction for personnel being deployed to work on the Ebola response. You can access the course from a computer or a tablet. Go to the website:

Ebola Virus and Disease eLearning

EssentialSkillz, (2015)

An informative free course to help spread valuable information about this disease. This free course will help to inform people about Ebola virus and the controls required to contain the disease.

Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It

Alison, (2015)

Learn more about the Ebola virus and how to avoid it. Free online course. Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe what the Ebola virus is; - List the countries where the outbreak has occurred; - Explain what the signs and symptoms of an infection are; - Explain how an infection is treated; - Explain how to avoid becoming infected

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