The World Health Organisation has developed two (free access) e-learning courses. The first, Promoting Public Health Measures in Response to Covid-19 on Cargo Ships and Fishing Vessels, will enable learners to describe the public health measures that may protect seafarers throughout their journey to the vessel, on the vessel, and on the way home. It also looks at preventing and managing an outbreak of Covid-19 disease on board a cargo ship or fishing vessel.
This course is primarily for seafarers, shipowners, unions and associations, and competent authorities for health and transport and can be accessed online.
The second WHO course, Operational Considerations for Managing Covid-19 Cases and Outbreaks on Board Ships, will help learners to draft an outbreak management plan, manage an outbreak, and perform follow-up epidemiological and environmental investigation.
It’s targeted at port health authorities, local, provincial, and national health surveillance and response systems, and ship and port operators. It can be accessed online – Click here.
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