A Free Course on Understanding the Ebola Virus has been launched with the aim of helping to spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threats, and information on how to avoid it among millions of online learners across Africa and worldwide. On August 8th 2014, the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency as a result of the Ebola outbreak.
ALISON is one of Africa’s largest educators with approaching one million learners across the continent. With learners in every country worldwide, the ALISON free learning platform can be used as an efficient way of getting timely health literacy information and training to millions. Mobile enabled, ALISON has significant student numbers in the most affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It has over 100,000 learners in neighboring Nigeria and 50,000 in Ghana which have experienced new outbreaks of the disease.
ALISON is offering free online access to the courseware as well as free online groups and free assessment for Schools, Colleges and Workplaces that wish to make sure all of their students and employees properly understand the course instruction. These organizations can print off Certificates of Completion for each individual learner as proof of learning.