Free COVID19 e-learning module for primary care clinicians in resource-poor settings

30 Apr 2020
22 Jul 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, social enterprise organisation Primary Care International (PCI) starting receiving urgent requests from front-line primary healthcare workers in resource-poor settings around the world. Rapidly mobilising to respond to these requests – PCI are now launching brand new COVID-19 e-learning content hosted within their PCI Academy – for free – to primary care doctors and nurses working in resource-poor settings.

This content provides concise, pragmatic guidance to front-line healthcare workers. The guidance is written by PCI’s Clinical Associates, who are themselves primary healthcare workers. It draws on up-to-date guidance from key sources including the WHO, UNHCR and PCI’s own sister organisation Red Whale.

The modules (available in English and French)  include: A guide to public health measures; The definition of a case of COVID-19 virus, Preparing the primary health care centre; Prevent the spread of COVID-19; Triage and management in primary care; Managing patients with NCDs; Mental health -patients and healthcare workers; and Case studies. You can access the course by clicking the apply button register for a course and then go to the COVID19 course. The whole course will take approximately one and a half hours to complete, and participants will receive a certificate at the end. It can be completed in sections as and when users want to do it.

As numbers are limited due to hosting costs we would ask only frontline doctors and nurses working in resource-poor settings to sign-up/register – so as to make sure only those who will most benefit are able to get a place.