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EFFO-COE: A Center Of Excellence for Rwanda

The project EFFO-Center Of Excellence (EFFO-COE) focuses on strengthening health care workers readiness for managing High-Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCIDs), through the construction of a High-Level Isolation Unit (HLIU) and the implementation of training programs in Rwanda.

Project Summary

Figure "summary lupe" (© RKI)Check out details about our focus, timelines, funding, supporters and partners, here.


The initial situation

People receive instructions during a training excersise (© EFFO)Since 2014 the EFFO project has conducted several training activities on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in relation to High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCIDs) to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).


Why Rwanda

Map of Rwanda (© Fotolia 65144177)In order to prevent the spread of EVD in the future, the EFFO project carried out several activities on Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) in relation to High-Consequences Infectious Diseases (HCIDs in Rwanda.


Project Components

Project ComponentsThe main components of the EFFO-COE include the construction of a high-level isolation unit to accommodate High-Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) patients in Rwanda’s capital Kigali and the provision of training programs.


EF­FO-COE Project


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