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Tier 1: Response context and principles of OpenWHO. Ready4Response course series

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Ready4Response aims to develop consistent learning standards across the emergency response workforce, equipping participants with essential competencies needed to work across the various levels of response. In Tier 1 you will learn about the emergency response context and principles, focusing on the all-hazards approach. Through examining the various response actors, their roles and structural relationships, you will become more familiar with how to best manage a response and maximize intersectional cooperation.

By the end of Tier 1, you will be able to:

  • describe the principles of all-hazards emergency response
  • explain the humanitarian principles and key principles of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law to health emergency response
  • describe the commitments that key stakeholders have under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) in detecting, notifying and responding to public health events
  • describe the roles and responsibilities of organizations that make up the health emergency landscape and architecture at national, regional and global levels.

Course Certification:

To receive a certificate of completion of the course, participants must score at least 80% of the maximum number of points for all assessment tasks.

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