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Mission and Vision

The principal aim of this project is to combat the Ebola virus disease and to improve health facilities by providing professional training. The project is above all a means to improve the skills of health workers.

The EFFO project is an initiative from the German Federal Ministry of Health aimed at promoting the sustainable improvement of health facilities, especially in response to any future epidemics.

Training includes crucial aspects such as teaching people how to use personal protective equipment (PPE), and reminding them of standard precautions. This project has been designed both as a means to enhance skills thereby enabling an appropriate response to the Ebola epidemics and as a support tool for the proper enforcement of standard precautions.

This is a non-profit project.

Its fundamental components and aims are:

  • Strengthening health structures
  • Support for national response plans
  • Improvement of occupational safety through staff training
  • Prevention of nosocomial infections
  • Training of trainers
  • Provision of a pedagogical guideline
  • Communication of the latest information and scientific findings
  • Promoting mutual learning and exchange
  • Exchange of experience and revision of the "EFFO Manual
  • Development and use of an international network
  • Promotion of South-South exchange and transcultural cooperation
  • Evaluation of the quality and impact of the project

Date: 20.09.2019

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Burk­i­na Fa­so






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