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WHO launches TEACH-VIP E-Learning
  1. D R Meddings
  1. Correspondence to D R Meddings, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; meddingsd{at}

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On 13 January 2010, WHO launched TEACH-VIP E-Learning. TEACH-VIP E-Learning is based on TEACH-VIP,1 the comprehensive injury prevention and control curriculum developed by WHO and a global network of prevention experts. Since its launch in 2005 TEACH-VIP has been put into use in training settings in over 80 countries.

TEACH-VIP E-Learning enables learning in the violence and injury prevention field via online access to the training content or CD-ROM access for those with limited or no internet connectivity. This self-administered and self-paced learning contrasts with TEACH-VIP, which has been developed for facilitator-based instruction.

There has been increasing use of online, or so called e-learning, training resources over recent years and the use of these delivery methods offers some clear advantages while also presenting new challenges.2 TEACH-VIP E-Learning was adapted for online and CD-ROM …

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  • Disclaimer: Dr Meddings is a staff member of the WHO. He alone is responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the WHO.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.