COVID-19 Healthcare E-Learning Platform (coHELP) for Healthcare Workers In PNG

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How do we tackle COVID-19 in PNG Health Services?

Preparation for COVID-19

The National Department of Health in partnership with the Australian Government, endorsed by WHO PNG, continue to deliver this essential online training on COVID-19 outbreak in Papua New Guinea.

This training is developed for all healthcare workers, students, volunteers and it contains practical resources and scenario training.

Register by online with this link

You can access it from your smartphone, tablet or computer. You will have access to:

  • Recorded lectures
  • Interactive trainings
  • Practical resources
  • Discussion forums
  • Weekly live Q&A’s with expert lecturers
  • Certification on completion

Here is a quote from one of the graduates who completed the course last year;

“While doing CoHELP online, I learnt most of how to do online courses. I understand now the new normal of COVID-19, and the ways of infection controls and how to apply (them) in a clinical area. Receiving certificate was the biggest boost for current training in the clinic.”

If you need help attaining internet service, using the platform or if you are interested in being a local advocate for CoHELP contact us by emailing;  or any PHA representative. We can organize internet connections, IT and learning support or other resources you need.

Day and Time for Webinar

Live webinar discussions are run on Fridays at 2 pm PNG time.

You can join these webinars via this link every Friday.

If you have missed a seminar, you can access recorded versions on the platform at any time. Simply log onto:  and click on the Seminar Tile.

Below is the topics for the first webinar series:

20th August | Introduction to COVID-19

27TH  August | Infection Control Basics

3rd September | Infection Control Management

17th September | No Seminar

24th September | Clinical Management Basics

1st October | Pregnancy and Birthing

8th October | Emergency Department

15th October | Adapting Essential Services

22nd October | Clinical Management

29th October | Vaccination

5th November | Critical Care (ICU)

12TH November | Adapting Child Health

19th November | Theatre Management

26th November | Diagnostics and Testing

3rd December | Nursing Seminar & Graduates Announcement

The COVID-19 E-Learning Platform is brought to you by the Australian Government in partnership with Government of Papua New Guinea and Implemented by:

PNG Department of Health        World Health Organization PNG Office   JID   Burnet Institute

Source: This was a public news paper advertisement which appeared in the local newspapers on Friday, August 20, 2021