Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gathering Events

(VERSION 1.0 - July 2019)

This project aims to support host nations in delivering a safe and successful event, as part of WHO’s ongoing support to countries in strengthening the International Health Regulations capacities for prevention, detection and response to the public health events in the context of hosting Mass Gathering (MG) events, in collaboration with the WHO collaborating centres.
The online course will provide an overview of the key steps and considerations that a host country will need to take when planning to host a MG. It consists of one introduction and eight independent technical modules:

1. Introduction to Mass Gathering
2. Risk Assessment and Management for Mass Gatherings
3. Legacy and Evaluation
4. The Concept of Operations (ConOps)
5. Surveillance and Alert Systems
6. Incidents and Outbreak Response Management
7. Environmental health considerations and protection of food & water
8. Health Promotion
9. Public information

Course duration: 4 to 6 hours

This online course was developed through collaboration between Public Health England WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security and WHO.