Welcome to the Ebola safety course. This online course provides UNICEF staff with key facts about the current Ebola outbreak, promotes safe preventative practices, and offers an overview of the support in place for affected staff.
The course is structured so that each module can be taken on its own. The four modules present data from official sources (i.e., WHO, CDC, UN Emergency Preparedness & Support Team), through the use of diverse media, including videos, animations, and infographics. Each module includes opportunities for reflection and knowledge checks.

The course is composed of four modules:

Module 1: Facts about Ebola. This includes a history of the virus, symptoms, and modes of transmission.

Module 2: Ebola: Prevention and Protection. This offers practical guidelines on how to protect yourself from the virus, and how to best prepare, if you work in an affected area. 

Module 3: Working in an Ebola-affected Country. This covers key information for staff travelling to, and departing from, Ebola-affected locations, as well as practical advice for colleagues currently working in the area. 

Module 4: Dealing with Ebola-like Symptoms.  This includes practical information on what to do if you suspect you may have contracted Ebola, and an overview of the measures UNICEF has in place to support affected staff.

To keep up to date with the spread of the disease and its impact in the country where you work, please refer to the following additional resources:

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Is this course for me?
This course is open to all, both in Ebola-affected countries and elsewhere. It can be of particular interest to those planning to travel to areas currently affected by the outbreak, and those already working in the region.  
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:

  • Explain what Ebola is, its symptoms, modes of transmission, and how it can be stopped.
  • Adopt critical preventive and protective measures when in high-risk areas.
  • Take actions that contribute to keeping you and others safe.
  • Complete the activities required of you before and after deployment to an Ebola-affected country.
  • Respond appropriately if you develop Ebola-like symptoms.
  • Understand what care and support is provided to UNICEF staff and their families.

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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 90 minutes to complete this self-paced course. Each module is 10 to 30 minutes long.
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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.