A short online course on prevention and control of coronavirus has been launched in Pakistan by the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) in collaboration with the online microlearning platform Gnowbe.

The duration of the course is 30 minutes and it is open to the general public. It is free of cost and those who complete the course will receive an international certification from the School of Health Sciences at Singapore’s leading university Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

An Urdu version of the course is also available so that a larger number of people can access it.


Termed “Stay Protected with Infection Control and Prevention 101 Program” the online course will teach the nature and transmission of the virus.

The course will consist of informative videos, tutorials and quizzes. There are two main topics: Infection Transmission, which details the chain of infection and transmission of diseases, and Infection Prevention, which includes sessions on prevention by hand hygiene and wearing personal protective equipment.

It will be very helpful for those working on the frontline like the Prime Minister’s Tiger Force, field volunteers providing food and critical services, bank employees and law enforcement officers where the infection has the highest chances of spreading.

In Singapore, Gnowbe has already been using its e-learning platform to provide the free course to the general public in eight. The partnership with PSDF will add Urdu to the menu as well.

If you are interested in taking the course, use the following links to access it.

For English: https://learn.gnowbe.com/infection-prevention-control-101

For Urdu: https://be.gnowbe.com/signup/bundle/seykj3?gdid=ng9vvdz36rr6ob7womle