Welcome to Outbreak READY! A Digital Readiness and Response Simulation

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Is this course for me?

Outbreak READY! is divided into two modules: the first focuses on readiness prioritizations and actions as an outbreak is identified in a neighbouring country; the second focuses on the NGO’s response to the outbreak as it begins to spread. Over the course of the simulation, you must make decisions that determine how the NGO adapts and expands programs to respond to the outbreak.

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How will I benefit from this course?

By the end of the simulation, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the key areas of operational readiness when preparing for an infectious disease outbreak in humanitarian settings and weigh how investments and trade-offs in operational readiness impact outbreak response outcomes.
  2. Identify key stakeholders and coordination structures that are critical to outbreak response in humanitarian settings and weigh their impact on multi-sectoral outbreak response activities.
  3. Explain the roles of various technical and cross-cutting sectors within infectious disease outbreak preparedness and response, and design activities that integrate multiple sectors in an outbreak response.
  4. Use epidemiological, assessment, and community feedback data to inform and develop organizational adaptive management strategies and response plans for inclusive and ethical outbreak responses in humanitarian emergencies.



How long will it take?

This course will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete. 

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How much does it cost?

Outbreak READY! is free!

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How do I start?

Scroll to the top of the page and click on the   I agree - join!   button. This will take you through to the content.



The READY Outbreak Readiness and Response Learning Hub was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of READY and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. Led by Save the Children, the READY initiative is implemented in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK-Med, and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. READY is augmenting global capacity for non-governmental organizations to respond to large-scale infectious disease outbreaks. For more information, visit our website at http://www.ready-initiative.org.

Data protection and consent

This course was created and is administered by Save the Children, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and the READY initiative. By joining this course you are consenting to these organizations being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymized before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email ready@savechildren.org.