Serving Health Emergency Responders Through Online Learning - Findings from OpenWHO's Global User Metrics

Heini Utunen, Ngouille Ndiaye, Ursula Zhao, Richelle George, Melissa Attias, Gaya Gamhewage

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific


This poster presents some preliminary findings of the platform's global use trends, in terms of the geographical distribution and occupational characteristics of its users. Assessment of user profiles is essential to measure the platform's impact, most notably related to the attainment of its core mission: the provision of life-saving knowledge worldwide. A quantitative study was conducted on the global metrics of OpenWHO's user statistics. Common user categories encompassed a wide range of professional bodies and occupations, both within public health and beyond, ranging from students and volunteers, to WHO staff, to members of international organizations and NGOs. Global tendencies in platform use confirm that that the mission of OpenWHO, to provide timely, up-to-date and easy-to-understand lifesaving knowledge to healthcare workers based in-country and responding to outbreaks at the front line, is being met.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Personalized Health and Medicine
EditorsLouise B. Pape-Haugaard, Christian Lovis, Inge Cort Madsen, Patrick Weber, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Philip Scott
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-083-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-082-8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2020
Publication typeB2 Book chapter

Publication series

NameStudies in health technology and informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Benchmarking
  • Education, Distance
  • Emergency Responders
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Students


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