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Units for temporary isolation (UFTI)

Since 2019, the focus has also been on improving and expanding infrastructural capacities for isolating HCID (High Consequence Infectious Diseases) patients in Rwanda. These activities were classified as critical infrastructure in the context of COVID-19 by Rwandan health authorities.

Temporary isolation unitsTemporary isolation units © RKI

Since 2019, the focus has also been on improving and expanding infrastructural capacities for isolating HCID (High Consequence Infectious Diseases) patients in Rwanda. These activities were classified as critical infrastructure in the context of COVID-19 by Rwandan health authorities.

Two new isolation wards, each with four patient rooms and the associated additional infrastructure, were planned and implemented at the Kanombe and Kibirizi hospital sites.
Both facilities are close to completion (status June 2020). In consideration of the far-reaching measures taken by the Rwandan government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and a temporary curfew, this could only be implemented by classifying the project as essential and critical for combating the current health crisis. The two new isolation wards for the care and treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 are expected to be operational in mid-2020.

In response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been ongoing since 2018, further project activities have been launched in cooperation with the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) within the framework of the EFFO project. Besides trainings for health care workers, they cover additional aspects of infection prevention and control.

Date: 01.06.2020

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