Communication Essentials: WHO Offers Online Courses
OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies.
OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.
According to WHO, the most fundamental skill any good communicator possesses is a clear understanding of the change they want to see in their target audience.
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The online course on communication essentials in public health for Member States aims to provide candidates with knowledge and tools they need to communicate effectively during disease outbreaks and health emergencies. This course consists of 5 modules:
Module A: What is SOCO and how to develop it.
Module B: Stakeholder analysis and strategies to define your target audience.
Module C: Risk communication framework and ways people perceive risk.
Module D: Developing a story line.
Module E: Dealing with the media.
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