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Epidemic control with EFFO

EFFO stands for Efficiency by Edification and is a training program. The contents and didactics of the program were developed by German, Burkinabè and Senegalese experts in 2014. The project had its origin in the urgent need for a response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa 2013–2016.

EFFO sees the clinical staff in a key position during outbreak control. Detecting an outbreak and preventing nosocomial infection requires the implementation of theoretical and practical knowledge by the clinical staff in their daily routine. This includes diagnostics, primary care, isolation, communication and initiating contact tracing.

EFFO is evaluated with knowledge tests and simulation exercises. The results are incorporated in the project’s concept and are part of the quality management.

Approximately 700 persons in the medical sector were trained until now. The two main target groups are trainers and staff of health facilities. The trainers improve their didactic skills with different techniques, including methods used in theatre pedagogy. Since 2017, EFFO has been cooperating with the Operndorf Afrika (opera village; an international art project) in Burkina Faso.

Date: 01.09.2017

Who we are

Who we are

Experts from various countries work in the EFFO project to campaign against the spread of Ebola and other highly contagious diseases. In the initial phase, Germany, Burkina Faso and Senegal were involved.

Programme

Programme

The EFFO training is a 3-day training course for 10-15 participants covering a total of 6 thematic modules. The theoretical introductions are supplemented by transfer, reflection and simulation exercises.

PowerPoints

PowerPoints

The PowerPoint presentations offer a theoretical introduction to each module and form a central theme to the content of the programme. They are the basis for the transfer and practical exercises.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

The project began with preparations and fact-finding missions in Burkina Faso and Senegal. As the pilot country, Burkina Faso has vitally influenced the project.

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Project team

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