The Event Information Site for National IHR Focal Points (EIS) is a secure website developed and maintained by the WHO Secretariat to fulfil its obligation under the IHR to provide all States Parties through their NFPs with timely information on public health events of international concern. It is the main source of reliable information on public health events of international concern for NFPs. It is therefore crucial for NFPs to understand how to access and navigate EIS and what type of information is available on the platform.
The course consists of brief learning modules comprised of bite-sized learning activities designed for quick consumption with the aim of familiarizing NFPs and relevant WHO staff with the EIS platform.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Explain the rationale behind the EIS platform in the context of IHR.
• Demonstrate how to access and navigate the EIS platform.
• Describe what type of information is available onthe EIS platform.
This course is recommended for National IHR Focal Points (NFPs) and WHO staff in charge of detection, verification, and assessment of public health events.