The Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is a reserve health workforce for emergencies. WHO’s flagship ECN training is designed to build a cohort of trained, tested and trusted communication officers.
Our training and learning partnerships aim to increase the quality of all health emergency related trainings and make sure that personnel are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to manage disease outbreaks and other health emergencies. Partnerships also help bring coordination and coherence to trainings carried out by different entities.
Ministries of health and national health agencies are foremost amongst our training partners. UN agencies and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as and are regular collaborators in training and learning. NGOs and civil society are accessing WHO’s trainings for emergency work and several have expressed a willingness to collaborate in the development of training courses as well as their roll-out in priority countries.We are also tapping into advanced training initiatives through the and the .
Strategic partnerships for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Knowledge Transfer and Trainings are at the core of the global outbreak knowledge transfer and training systems. Partners enrich WHO’s own work, bring unique perspectives and capacities and allow us to be able to have the capacity to rapidly scale-up in response to major emergencies.
For more information about training and learning in health emergencies, or if your agency is interested in collaborating more closely with the WHO Health Emergencies Programme's training work, please contact: [email protected]