OpenWHO is WHO's interactive 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.
With OpenWHO, you have the flexibility to learn at your convenience. Watch the short video lectures and test your knowledge with self-tests when and where you like. The course forum and the collaboration space allow you to get in touch with other participants and experts around the world.
Designed primarily for health care workers, frontline responders, and decision-makers, the app is also a source of information for those affected by disease outbreaks and health emergencies, or for those with a general interest in WHO's work in health emergencies.
It features 6 channels:
- The 'Outbreak' channel addresses the management of infectious diseases and provides life-saving, scientific information.
- The 'Ready for Response' channel helps prepare personnel who are training for deployment to work in disease outbreaks and health emergencies.
- The 'Get Social' channel focuses on social science-based interventions and helps to communicate with affected communities.
- The 'Preparing for Pandemics' channel brings together courses on various aspects of preparedness, including surveillance, public health measures and risk communication during a pandemic.
- The 'COVID-19' channel provides learning resources in WHO's 6 official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) for health professionals, decision-makers and the public for the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
- The 'COVID-19 National Languages' channel provides the same learning resources as the COVID-19 channel but in national languages, such as Indonesian, Japanese and Portuguese.
OpenWHO courses are available in many languages, including WHO's 6 official languages.
This app is developed in cooperation between the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The learning content is provided exclusively by the WHO.
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• Fixed a crash when opening channels
• Allow courses to be opened in a new window if a course is currently shown (iPad only)
Also in version 2.11:
• Show a quick access to the last visited item on top of the course item list
• Add a user setting for overriding appearance of the app
• Play videos in the background (iOS will first stop the video, but the playback can be resume via the lock screen or the control center)
• Improve the design of main tabs
• iOS 14 compatibility
• Courses can be opened in a separate window via drag & drop
• Support drag & drop of courses and course items to other apps
• Open the helpdesk in the course context
• Show the next course date in the expanded mode of the Today widget
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App stops working
I enrolled myself in a course through the browser but after I downloaded the app, I can’t get into the course. Every time I click on the course, the app shuts down and I am back on my home screen.
My course is “ Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)”
Developer Response ,
Thanks a lot for your feedback! We were able to track down the root of the app crash and have just released version 2.9.2 which fixes this and other issues. Please check out this update to the app. If your problem still persists, please contact us via the helpdesk function in the app or on the website.
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- 37 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.