Digitized COVID-19 Training for Health Workers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic UNICEF, with the help of funding from Johnson & Johnson, US Centers of Disease Control and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), has sourced and digitzed a health worker training content library that can be deployed on a variety of digital channels, including SMS, Social Media Messaging Apps (i.e., WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram), and other app-based learning management systems.

This resource will equip frontline health workers with the knowledge and skills needed to continue to provide preventative and promotive community services, to conduct risk communication and community engagement, and to support community-based surveillance. Health workers on the ground are supported with accurate and digestible messaging that they can readily deploy in their communities.

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    COVID-19 Digital Classroom Courses

    The COVID-19 course series is part of the COVID-19 Digital Classroom initiative. These courses are primarily designed for community-based health workers who practice in low- and middle-income countries. It covers a range of topics on COVID-19, including basic information on the virus and how to mitigate its public health effects. The course is designed to synthesize the most important, high-level information on COVID-19 from a variety of well-respected resources in a practical way. Many of the resources are cited for your reference and include documents and guidelines from the World Health Organization, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the UN, and many other reliable sources. While community-based health workers are the primary audience for this course series, the topics covered are relevant for everyone involved in responding to this pandemic worldwide.

    It is important to note that while these courses provide a generalized overview of COVID-19 and information on how to contain the spread of the disease, they cannot account for everything, especially as we are still learning day-to-day about the virus and its impact on our health and society. Therefore, please use this course as a guide, and continue to familiarize yourself with your context, including your country’s public health guidelines, in order to best customize the content we cover here for you and your community’s specific needs.

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    • David Imbago
    • dimbago@coregroup.org

    COVID-19 Digital Classroom

    The COVID-19 Digital Classroom is a collective of international organizations who wish to provide access to high-quality healthcare.

    Since populations around the world need rapid, coordinated, and focused support to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, patients in countries with limited preparedness and response resources are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Sharp increases in COVID-19 caseloads are likely to overwhelm health systems in countries already facing shortages of nurses, physicians, and other health workers.

    Community-based health workers need access to high-quality and easy-to-use information that will help increase their ability to treat and support patients and to deliver health services safely.

    The COVID-19 Digital Classroom is leveraging digital technologies and existing content distribution channels to ensure every health worker has the information they need to help their own communities, wherever in the world they are providing care, from city centers to the last mile.

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