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Online trainings for health care workers in Rwanda: treatment methods for COVID-19

Die COVID-19-Pandemie in Ruanda, Stand 19.8.21, Quelle WHO Rwanda

The COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda, as of August 19, 21, source WHO Rwanda:

- One dose of COVID-19 vaccine: 11.5% (897,290)

- Fully vaccinated: 5.5% (426,927)

- Confirmed cases: 80,704

- deaths 977


In order to support the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Rwanda's Public Health Institute and long-time EFFO partner in the face of this rapidly rising incidence rates in June 2021, online trainings for the clinical management of COVID-19 patients were designed in a very short time in close coordination with Dr. Menelas Nkeshimana - a member of the Joint Task Force COVID-19 set up by the Rwandan Ministry of Health. The content was designed by the Medical Clinic with a focus on infectious diseases and pneumology and the Clinic for Anaesthesiology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The aim is to offer healthcare staff responsible for the acute care of severe COVID-19 cases help in assessing the situation and tools for the best possible care.

Webinare. © RKIThematische Übersicht Onlinetrainings im August 2021


An average of 80 participants took part in the participatory web seminars, in which presentations alternated with case studies. At the end of each 90-minute session, there was a lively exchange between Rwandan clinicians about their latest treatment experiences and their colleagues at Charité, who shared what they have learned over the past months in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Currently, the infection figures in Rwanda are decreasing again, also thanks to a strictly implemented lockdown in the country. Further discussions are planned between the EFFO team and the RBC to develop on-demand training sessions.

The presentations are available for download here:

Initial respiratory assessment and care (PDF, 6 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

First procedures in case of respiratory deterioration: Non-invasive ventilatory support (PDF, 5 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Basic treatment and cure under non-ICU conditions (PDF, 3 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Stabilization of a critical patient for referral with ambulance (PDF, 2 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Date: 01.09.2015





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