The World Health Organization’s first WHO Academy is set to officially open its doors in 2023.
The organization this week announced the launch of the academy to be located in Lyon, France.
WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus says the state-of-the-art academy will give healthcare workers, across the globe, access to the latest technology and healthcare training.
He says the academy will allow healthcare workers to upskill themselves and advance their careers.
Read Ghebreyesus’ full statement here.
- WHO: Majority of people who get admitted to hospital for Covid-19 complications are unvaccinated.
- WHO hopes to, by February 2022, deliver at least 30% of required doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the African continent.
- Promises to deliver at least 50% of the required doses of Covid-19 – needed to vaccinate 60% of the African population – as soon as possible.
The #WHOAcademy campus in Lyon – to be completed in 2023 – will reflect @WHO’s values and ambitions: it will be an innovative, accessible, eco-friendly, collaborative and interactive facility in the heart of Lyon’s bio-medical district. pic.twitter.com/iRoejPWDfu
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) September 28, 2021
"Investing in health systems is the best way to prepare for future pandemics. Success requires unprecedented coordination of all actors. WHO is a key player and #WHOAcademy will be an essential platform for disseminating learning"
– President @EmmanuelMacron pic.twitter.com/7OBVpd9Qoa
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) September 27, 2021