Protecting the planet and the people

Mass Casualty Management Learning Programme

Who academy, world health organization

The WHO Academy’s Mass Casualty Management learning program is a systemic approach to preparing hospital emergency units and responders for mass casualty events - natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and the results of war. While hospitals are typically adept at handling a few patients at a time, the sudden influx of larger numbers of critically injured people can become extremely chaotic and challenging, often leaving the most vulnerable without immediate care. With no common approach across regions, countries, or hospitals on how to handle these events, the Academy gathers experts to create a seamlessly blended learning program - both online and in-person - that can be adopted across entire health systems.