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What you will learn

  • history and goals of the IHR,

  • rights and obligations of the States Parties and the WHO within the IHR;

  • IHR achievements, strengths, weaknesses and challenges after more than 10 years of its implementation

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 25 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction and course outline

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Importance of the IHR in ensuring global health security: introduction through concrete examples - Dr. Antoine Flahault, Aude Richard13m
2 readings
Reading list20m
Reading list40m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Historic perspectives. IHR Articles & Procedures

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 53 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Creation and evolution of the IHR - Prof. Stéphanie Dagron6m
Principles and goals of the IHR - Prof. Stéphanie Dagron6m
National Core Capacities Required for Surveillance and Response (Annex 1) - Prof. Stéphanie Dagron6m
Event notification and communication with the WHO (Annex 2) - Prof. Stéphanie Dagron5m
Role of the WHO in the IHR implementation - Prof. Stéphanie Dagron6m
Institutional arrangements around the IHR - Prof. Stéphanie Dagron7m
7 readings
Reading list40m
Reading list25m
Reading list20m
Reading list35m
Reading list20m
Reading list20m
Reading list20m
7 practice exercises
Creation and evolution of the IHR3m
Principles and goals of the IHR3m
National core capacities3m
Event notification3m
Declaration of a PHEIC3m
Institutional arrangements around the IHR6m
Graded quiz for Module 230m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Intersectorality of the IHR - Part 1. Health threats covered by the IHR

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Zika lessons - Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez Morales9m
Climate change and vectors - Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez Morales, Florence Fouque5m
SARS epidemic through the IHR lens and lessons learnt - Prof. Patrick Zylberman6m
Ebola lessons - Prof. Patrick Zylberman7m
6 readings
MOOC "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface"10m
Reading list20m
Reading list40m
Reading list40m
Reading list40m
Reading list40m
6 practice exercises
Human-animal-ecosystem interconnection3m
Zika virus6m
Climate change and vectors9m
SARS epidemic3m
Ebola lessons3m
Graded quiz for Module 330m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Intersectorality of the IHR - Part 2. Mobility, trade and national security

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 43 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Capacities required at points of entry - Gilles Poumerol4m
Public health measures in mobility and trade - Gilles Poumerol6m
Health documents in international traffic - Gilles Poumerol3m
Obligations of WHO and other entities - Gilles Poumerol4m
Economic considerations - Vanessa Candeias8m
National security and other considerations - Dr. Guénaël Rodier8m
6 readings
Reading list40m
Reading list30m
Reading list20m
Reading list30m
Reading list40m
Reading list20m
7 practice exercises
Points of Entry (PoEs)6m
Public health measures in mobility and trade3m
Health documents in international traffic3m
Obligations of WHO and other entities6m
Economic costs of epidemics3m
National security3m
Graded quiz for Module 430m

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