WCEA Launches Education Platform for COVID-19 Education

Submitted by WCEA
March 30, 2020

Broad range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE) for nurses, midwives & other cadres available at no cost from WCEA to assist with capacity building for improved health outcomes

The World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) announces that it is making its robust inventory of digital nursing & midwifery CPD modules, including up-to-date, approved information on the COVID-19 virus, and it data management programmes available free of charge for Nursing Councils and Associations, hospital groups and individual nurses in low and medium-income countries (LMIC): https://lmic.wcea.education 

It is anticipated that LMIC countries, with 25% of the world’s health burden but just 2% of its health care workers, will be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for the most accurate, latest information on self-protection and safe patient handling is critical for these key health care providers, who in turn are the frontline health workers protecting their societies.

The WCEA is a specialist Continuing Nursing Professional Development (CPD/CNE) platform that provides access to resources through online and mobile technology, as well as its data management programmes for tracking learning leading to recertification. WCEA works in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses(ICN) and in partnership with the World Medical Association (WMA), with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country offices and Jhpiego, to ensure access to the latest information is available to nurses and midwives on free platforms.

International Council of Nurses President Annette Kennedy emphasised: “At this time when nurses and other healthcare workers are facing a challenge of unprecedented proportions with the COVID-19 pandemic, we clearly have to use every avenue available to us to educate, inform and share learnings. We must embrace technological solutions and ICN welcomes the launch of this new education platform and mobile app.”

Download the press release here