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Rwanda reactivates EFFO master trainers in response to EVD outbreak in Uganda

On 20 September 2022 an outbreak of Sudan Ebola Virus Disease was officially declared in Uganda. As by 12 October 2022 and according to reporting by MoH of Uganda, the outbreak yielded so far 54 laboratory-confirmed cases and 39 deaths (19 confirmed, 20 probable). More than 10 health care workers are infected, out of them four died. The outbreak started in the district Mubende, 80 km west of the capital Kampala, but one death (confirmed case) has been recorded in Ugandas’ capital Kampala on 11 October 2022. As no effective vaccine for this virus clade is currently available, the WHO is supporting local authorities and emphasizing on supportive care, including the activation of health workers trained on HCID management and the setup of isolation units to transfer suspected cases (WHO).

To improve the outbreak response, EFFO-Master Trainers, initially trained in 2019, have been reactivated in Rwanda.

Background: As part of the emergency preparedness facing the EVD outbreak in North Kivu/South Kivu/Ituri (Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo) in 2019, nine doctors and fifteen nurses were trained by EFFO-I/II projects as EFFO Master Trainers.. To respond to the current situation and in cooperation with the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), seven of these master trainers were reactivated at University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) in Huye District to train in the areas of IPC/triage.

More information will follow soon.

Date: 12.10.2022

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