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Ebola fever: EFFO activities in Rwanda

The training includes the identification of suspected cases, basic hygiene, self-protection, first aid, isolation, communication and the start of contact tracing.

July 2019: Pilot training for health care staff from private institutions

Übung zum korrekten Ausziehen von Handschuhen ohne Kontamination. © RKIAt the urgent request of Rwanda, a training course focusing on basic hygiene and identification of suspect Ebola cases for health personnel from private health facilities was jointly designed and successfully piloted in July 2019 in cooperation with the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC).

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June 2019: "Refresher course" for trainers

„Refresher- Kurs“ für Trainerinnen und Trainer © RKIThe 4-day refresher course took place in Butare, where in June 2018 the first cohort of trainers was trained within the framework of the ESTHER hospital partnership between the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health of the Charité (Berlin, Germany) and the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (Rwanda).

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February 2019: EFFO simulation exercise

Simulation exercise: A pregnant patient with bleeding presents in the emergency room.© RKIIn February 2019 a simulation exercise took place in south western Rwanda on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the outbreak of Ebola virus disease continues. Approximately 20 health care workers from a district hospital were confronted with a suspect case and should take initial action.

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November 2018: Second EFFO Trainer Cohort in Rwanda

Das Anlegen der Persönlichen Schutzausrüstung wird geübt. © RKIAt the request of the Rwandan partners, a second cohort of ten EFFO trainers was trained in November 2018. This was at the backdrop of the recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the neighbouring province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), which has been ongoing since August 2018.

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August 2018: EFFO simulation exercise in Butare

Participants of the simulation exercise enter the temporary isolation area. © EFFOThe EFFO team trained medical and nursing staff at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare. Plannable procedures and unpredictable situations were simulated.

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June 2018: EFFO training in Rwanda begins

ToT Ruanda © RKIIn response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo in spring 2018, the EFFO project trained nine doctors and nurses in neighbouring Rwanda. The five day training covered personal protective equipment as well as learning and reflecting on the EFFO methodology.

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