Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Emergency Management 3

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OpenWHO [] is WHO’s [World Health Organization] new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies, OpenWHO enables the Organizations and, indeed, everyone, to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders. Would you like training as a Frontline Responder ?

If you have an Internet connection, these courses are FREE, to everyone.

A good place to start is the Incident Management System . You can access the course through the following link: []. You will need to set up an account, but provide minimal information. You will then b requested to login using your OpenWHO credentials on subsequent visits.

From 2003: You will remember the SARS coronavirus – Wikipedia when they closed down Lions Gate Hospital Emergency to anyone with a sniffle, and Toronto became known as the Plague City: SARS in Toronto – Wikipedia ; Plague City: SARS in Toronto (TV Movie 2005) – IMDb

From 2009: You will remember the Swine Flu pandemic – Wikipedia. It was an influenza pandemic, and the second of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus (the first of them being the 1918 flu pandemic*), albeit in a new version. First described in April 2009, the virus appeared to be a new strain of H1N1 which resulted when a previous triple reassortment of bird, swine and human flu viruses further combined with a Eurasian pig flu virus,[2] leading to the term "swine flu".[3]

The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920), also known as the Spanish flu, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus.[1] It infected 500 million people around the world,[2] including people on remote Pacific islands and in the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population),[3] making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.[4][5][6]
Among many courses, OpenWho [] is offering:
Influenza sentinel surveillance training

Course information
La version française de ce cours est disponible sur :
Overview: Pandemic influenza is an acute viral disease of the respiratory tract. It occurs when an influenza virus that was not previously circulating among people and to which most people have no immunity emerges and transmits among people. This course provides a general introduction to the disease through a short video lecture and quizzes to test your knowledge. It targets personnel preparing to respond to pandemic influenza outbreaks, including medical professionals, public health officials, incident managers and risk communication experts.
Learning objective: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  • describe transmission, symptoms and treatment for pandemic influenza;
  • introduce key pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions; and
  • understand influenza pandemic phases and key public health challenges.
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
Certificates: No certificate available at this time.

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