COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country prepared
Updated: May 19, 2020
In order to assist UN country teams in scaling up country preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed these learning modules as a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.
The training is intended:
For UN country teams (UNCTs)
For other relevant stakeholders, including partners, donors and civil society
To support national readiness and preparedness for COVID-19
To help countries increase their capacity to respond to COVID-19
To increase international coordination for response and preparedness
To streamline the process of coordinating resources and assessing country preparedness level
This learning package consists of 3 modules with videos and downloadable presentations.
Module 1: Mission and purpose of this program (incl. COVID-19 knowledge): This module provides a description of the purpose and context for this learning package, leadership words and relevant COVID-19 knowledge.
Module 2: Country-level preparedness and response: This module provides an introduction to Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response, and access to relevant information and documentation.
Module 3: Pillars of the public health response: This module is technical deep dive into each of the 8 pillars of the public health response as described by the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.
Key learning objectives:
Be able to educate yourself and others about the importance of operationalizing the SPRP for the COVID-19 outbreak using the Operational Planning Guidelines
Be able to describe the 8 major pillars of public health preparedness and response and initial actions to be taken by the UN country teams
Be able to access the full set of actions, performance indicators and resources needed to conduct the preparedness level assessment using the COVID-19 Partners Platform for country preparedness and response plans
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour for Modules 1 and 2 and another hour for Module 3.
Certificates: A Record of Achievement will be available to participants who score 80% or higher in the cumulative course assessment for both Modules 1 and 2. Module 3 is free of any certification.