Coronavirus Knowledge Hub

Members of the FETP Learning Advisory Council (FLAC) have curated a list of reliable sources for learning on COVID-19 and related topics, relevant during an active infectious disease outbreak.

These resources are organized into two broad categories: learning resources (such as online courses and case studies) and other informational resources (such as situation reports and links to publication databases).

TEPHINET will update this list as new content becomes available.

Featured trainings:

  • World Health Organization: "Emerging Respiratory Viruses, Including nCoV: Methods for Detection, Prevention, Response and Control" - This two-module course (~two hours) covers the fundamental principles of emerging respiratory viruses, in particular nCoV, and how to respond to an outbreak effectively. Links: ENGLISH FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | 中文 | PORTUGUÊSعربىРУССКИЙ | Српски | فارسی | Türk 
  • World Health Organization: "COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to Support Country Preparedness and Response" - 

    These planning guidelines describe priority steps and actions to be included in countries’ preparedness and response plans across the major areas of public health preparedness and response. This is aligned with the previously published COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) (see WHO section below). Link: CLICK HERE

  • TEPHINET, "Risk Communication Training" - The main purpose of this curriculum is to guide those who communicate on behalf of their organization during an emergency with risk communication principles and best practices. Link: CLICK HERE

 

Learning Resources

I. Training Specific to COVID-19
 


*FEATURED TRAINING: Emerging Respiratory Viruses, Including nCoV: Methods for Detection, Prevention, Response and Control

World Health Organization

This two-module course (~two hours) covers the fundamental principles of emerging respiratory viruses, in particular nCoV, and how to respond to an outbreak effectively.

ENGLISH FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | 中文 | PORTUGUÊSعربىРУССКИЙ | Српски | فارسی | Türk 


*FEATURED TRAINING: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

World Health Organization

This self-paced, three-module course (duration: approximately one hour)  provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.  This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control.  

ENGLISH | РУССКИЙ | Српски | ITALIANO | PORTUGUÊS | ESPAÑOL | INDONESIAN | 日本語 | FRANÇAIS


*FEATURED TRAINING: COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to Support Country Preparedness and Response

World Health Organization

These planning guidelines describe priority steps and actions to be included in countries’ preparedness and response plans across the major areas of public health preparedness and response. This is aligned with the previously published COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) (see WHO section below).

CLICK HERE


COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Future Learn

This is a 3-week (4 hours weekly) course developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The course will cover: What is known about the outbreak, what are the practical implications for responding to COVID-19 and understand the gaps in our knowledge and the steps being taken to address them to better respond to COVID-19. The course will be available on March 22

CLICK HERE


Microlearning: Non-pharmaceutical Countermeasures for COVID-19 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Five-part series:

  1. Introduction to COVID-19 NPC
  2. Personal protective equipment against COVID-19
  3. Environmental countermeasures against COVID-19
  4. Social distancing countermeasures against COVID-19
  5. Travel related countermeasures against COVID-19

CLICK HERE


COVID-19 Simulation Exercise

World Health Organization

To support countries’ preparedness efforts on the COVID-19  outbreak, WHO Department of Health Security and Preparedness has developed a generic COVID-19 tabletop exercise package.

CLICK HERE


Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

World Health Organization

This course includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS РУССКИЙ


ePROTECT Respiratory Infections

World Health Organization

All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves.

ENGLISHFRANÇAIS | РУССКИЙ | INDONESIAN | PORTUGUÊS


II. Trainings Related to Researching and Managing Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemics
 


*FEATURED TRAINING: Risk Communication Training

TEPHINET

The main purpose of this curriculum is to guide those who communicate on behalf of their organization during an emergency with risk communication principles and best practices.

CLICK HERE


Ethics in Epidemics, Emergencies and Disasters: Research, Surveillance and Patient Care

The Global Health Training Centre

This seven-module course offers comprehensive training exploring the wide range of ethical issues faced by health professionals and policymakers working in the context of epidemics/pandemics and disaster situations, focusing primarily on the key areas of research, surveillance and patient care.

CLICK HERE


Pandemic and Epidemic-prone Diseases

World Health Organization

This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with the latest know-how to manage outbreaks of known and emerging epidemic-prone diseases in the 21st century.

ENGLISH FRANÇAIS


Public Health Interventions in Pandemics and Epidemics

World Health Organization

The 21st century has witnessed changes - travel and trade, urbanization, environmental degradation and other trends that increase the risk of disease outbreaks, their spread and amplification into epidemics and pandemics. This introductory level online course will guide you through the new landscape by providing information and tools you need to better manage disease outbreaks and health emergencies.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS


Communicating During Global Health Emergencies

Rollins School of Public Health and CDC: Division of Global Health Protection

This course introduces basic concepts and principles of communicating during a global crisis or emergency.  It explores why communication during an emergency is different and the importance of adapting emergency messages to the needs of affected populations. This course is free to audit, without access to assessments

CLICK HERE


Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Webinars

CDC: Emergency preparedness and response

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training can help responders and public health professionals prepare to communicate in an emergency. CERC trainings are based on lessons learned during public health emergencies, evidence-based practices from the fields of risk and crisis communication, and psychology.

CLICK HERE

 


    Other Resources


    Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering


    World Health Organization (WHO)

    *Technical guidance topics include:

    • Country-level coordination, planning, and monitoring
    • Case management
    • Risk communication and community engagement 
    • Points of entry/mass gatherings
    • Surveillance, rapid response teams, and case investigation
    • Infection Prevention and Control/WASH
    • Operational support and logistics
    • Naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
    • National laboratories
    • Early investigations protocols
    • Reduction of Transmission from Animals to Humans
    • Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    *Contains information for:

    • Laboratories 
    • Public health professionals
    • Healthcare professionals
    • Travelers 
    • Businesses

    If you are traveling from China, CDC recommends following the COVID-19 CARE (Check and Report Everyday) recommendations. CARE helps you understand how to self-monitor your health and how to check your symptoms daily. 

    The booklet is available in English and Chinese

    An informational webinar on how health systems can prepare for COVID-19, and optimize N95 supply. (Presentation slides)


    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

    *Includes the following publications:

    • Non-pharmaceutical measures to delay and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in healthcare settings 
    • Environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities
    • Public health management of persons having had contact with novel coronavirus cases
    • Algorithm for management of contacts of probable or confirmed 2019-nCoV cases
    • Infection prevention and control for the care of patients

    Risk Assessment Guidelines for Infectious Diseases Transmited on Aircraft


    The Global Health Network

    COVID-19 knowledge hub:


    Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R)

    Global research and innovation forum (WHO Research and Development Blueprint & GloPID-R): Towards a research roadmap for the 2019 novel coronavirus (February 11-12, 2020)


    Santé publique France 


    FETP Regional Networks: Response Updates from the Field

    • EMPHNET: EMPHNET Supports FETPs in their Response to the Coronavirus
      • EMPHNET Learning Resource: COVID-19 Case Study
        • This is a Rapid Response Team training during the early phase of the disease. Case studies allow trainees to build competencies in analyzing and interpreting data in order to make decisions on containing similar public health threats with consideration of the political context. 
        • The case study will be available soon on the GHD/EMPHNET networking platform (EpiShares) for public health professionals. 
        • Sign-up to join the network and access other COVID-19 materials and information relevant to the EMPHNET/EMRO region.

     

    Last updated on March 18, 2020