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Applications are being welcomed for WHO free online courses with certificates 2020. These free online courses can be accessed by people all over the world.

It is available in different languages (more 20 languages) and there are over one million enrollment for these courses.

In this article, you will learn how enroll for these courses.

Apart from the courses offered by who are free, it is also self paced i.e you can take this course anytime as you wish. There is no restriction and time frame of any sort.

About openWHO

OpenWHO is WHO’s new, interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so.

The OpenWHO platform delivers WHO’s and partners’ expertise closer to where it is needed and provides information in user-friendly formats for frontline responders and decision-makers. The platform is managed by the Learning and Capacity Development unit in the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme.

How to enroll for a Course

Follow these steps to enroll or register for WHO free online courses:

WHO free online courses with free certificate

  1. Visit openwho.org on your phone or PC browser.
  2. Click on ‘join now’ or create an account.
  3. Fill your details.
  4. Select the course who want to enroll. You can choose a course on the basis of languages, channels ( outbreak, Go social Ready for Response and Preparing for Pandemic) and proficiency level ( advanced, basic and intermediate).

WHO Free Online Courses with Free Certificates

  1. Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Treatment Facility Design
  2. Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
  3. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  4. ePROTECT Respiratory Infections (EN)
  5. Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
  6. Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control
  7. Competency-Based Learning: Introduction
  8. Introduction to Poliomyelitis and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  9. Health Cluster Coordination
  10. Management and Facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)
  11. And many more.

There are two types of certificates that will be awarded after a course completion. They include Records of Achievement and Confirmations of Participation.

Who can access OpenWHO courses?

OpenWHO courses are offered for free to anyone who registers with their email address.

Do I have to pay for OpenWHO courses?

No, all OpenWHO courses are free and open to anyone wishing to register.

Do courses have any time limit?

No, OpenWHO courses are self-paced, meaning you can take as much time as you need to complete a course.

Does OpenWHO offer certificates?

OpenWHO offers certificates of completion for certain courses. This information is available on the course specific landing page, under ‘Course details’. Click on ‘Course details’, check the information under the subtitle ‘Course Requirements’ or scroll to the bottom of the page, and read the information under the subtitle ‘Certificate’.

What types of certificates does OpenWHO offer?

OpenWHO offers two types of certificates: records of achievement and confirmations of participation. To find out which certificate, if any, is offered by your course, navigate to the ‘Course details’ tab on the course navigation toolbar.

What is the difference between a record of achievement and a confirmation of participation?

Some courses on OpenWHO offer a record of achievement rather than a confirmation of participation. To be eligible for a record of achievement, a course participant must score at least 80% on all course assessments. Other courses only offer a confirmation of participation, which requires course participants to complete at least 80% of the course material.

How can I download my certificate?

If your course offers a certificate, you can download the certificate once you have successfully completed the course. Some courses only offer certificates to participants who have scored 80% and over on all assessments, or offer a confirmation of participation to participants who have completed at least 80% of the course material.

Make sure that you have met the course requirements in order to download your certificate; you can check the specific course requirements under the ‘Course details’ tab of the course navigation toolbar.

Once you have met the course requirements to download a certificate, you can download the certificate under the ‘Progress’ tab of the course navigation toolbar. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the button which reads ‘Confirmation of Participation’ or ‘Record of Achievement.

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