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.
Target Audience:Public health professionals and stakeholders.
After completing this module you will be able to:
- Describe what Mass Gatherings (MGs) are and how they are defined.
- Explain the additional health challenges posed by MGs organizations responsible for the health of the population.
- Recognise the importance of advance planning and the opportunities presented for a positive health legacy.