A free platform providing reliable resources to learn and respond to health emergencies.
Pros & Cons:
Offered by the World Health Organization, OpenWHO is a platform to provide you with a free way to obtain essential knowledge to respond to health emergencies. It is accessible online through your computer, and Android and iOS mobile devices, with content that can be downloaded for off-line viewing.
Besides providing updated news about the resources and pandemics, OpenWHO features free and real-time training courses classified into 6 channels, including COVID-19, COVID-19 National Languages, Outbreak, Preparing for Pandemics, Ready for Response, and Get Social.
The COVID-19 channel is available in six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), while the COVID-19 National Languages channel is accessible in other national languages such as Indonesian, Japanese and Portuguese.
The courses in the channels can be downloaded to your device in either mp4 video (HD or SD) or PDF presentation slides. You can trace the progress of the courses and gain a confirmation of participation with a certificate by completing the course material.
It also allows you to test your knowledge with self-tests, while the course forum and the collaboration space let you get in touch with other participants and experts around the world.
With an interface that is neat and interactive, the platform is full of free and reliable resources about life-saving and scientific information that is easy to digest. However, the channel’s access leads you to all available multiple-language content. It could have been better if it only led to the content in the language you select in a setting, minus extra steps to search around.
OpenWHO was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on