The COVID-19 Digital Classroom is a collective of international organizations united by the belief that access to high-quality healthcare is a universal human right. And now, with the current global crisis, populations around the world need rapid, coordinated, and focused support to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients in countries with limited preparedness and response resources are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and sharp increases in COVID-19 caseloads are likely to overwhelm health systems in countries already facing shortages of nurses, physicians, and other health workers.
Community-based health workers have a vital role to play in preventing, detecting, and responding to the virus, while also ensuring lifesaving primary healthcare continues to be delivered – particularly in rural, remote, and vulnerable communities. These critical healthcare workers need access to high-quality and easy-to-use information that will help increase their ability to treat and support patients and to deliver health services safely.
The COVID-19 Digital Classroom was established to meet this challenge. We are dedicated to leveraging digital technologies and existing content distribution channels to ensure every health worker has the information they need to help their own communities, wherever in the world they are providing care, from city centers to the last mile.