What resources are on the WHO Global IPC Portal, how do I use them and what is the benefit for me?
Throughout 2021 the Portal will be populated with WHO assessment tools. You will be able to choose to use each tool anonymously (in which case your data are not held by WHO) or as a registered user (in which case WHO will confidentially and safely store, but not share, your data). In both cases, a downloadable report of the results will be generated immediately on completion of the assessment. This report will also give guidance in areas where there is room for improvement. At certain times WHO will also carry out specific surveys, for which you can enrol.
Features and Benefits of the Portal
WHO tools and resources are public goods and freely available to all.
Completion of an assessment immediately generates a report with your results, which includes guidance and links to WHO resources that will help you improve your IPC programme and/or activities.
Your identity is not verified unless you choose to register as a user, but your identity and facility or country name will always be kept confidential by WHO.
If you choose to register and allow WHO to store your data, it is kept confidential and not shared.
Easy to use
The tools are accessible via mobile or desktop application, with a clear layout and intuitive navigation.
Content and functionality will evolve according to popularity with users and WHO priorities.
IPC minimum requirements tool
This online IPC minimum requirements (National level) tool is a quick, simple way to assess whether national IPC programs meet the WHO IPC Minimum Requirements.
Anybody can complete it and doing so will trigger immediate production of a national IPC program minimum requirements (at national level) status report. For areas where the minimum requirements have not been met the report will provide guidance to help you make improvements.
Data will not be stored without your consent. Official data for your organization can only be entered by validated individuals.
WHO 2021 Global Survey
on Minimum Requirements for Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National Level
Anonymous and secure
This portal meets the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 which is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also meets WHO data protection standards available here. No information is made available to any organisation other than WHO without your permission. Specifically, this means that before using any tool you be given the option to choose whether the Ministry of Health in your country has access to your data or not. Each time you use a new tool you will be asked to confirm, or have the option to change, your data privacy settings.