WHO to launch health care academy

The World Health Organization will open the WHO Academy in 2024 in France, aiming to share innovations in health care with professionals worldwide.

At a groundbreaking ceremony in Lyon on Monday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organization wants to invest in people and a healthier future.

He said, "We owe it to health and care workers to ensure they have the knowledge, the tools and the competencies to do their jobs to the best of their ability."

The WHO wants to provide practitioners with the latest information on infectious diseases and medical technology.

The pandemic has highlighted the need to share information quickly. But WHO officials say it can take more than a decade to put life-saving guidelines into practice.

Instructors will provide online training for a wide range of jobs in public health. They will offer drills on how to deal with infectious diseases and large-scale disasters.