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Epidemic control with EFFO

EFFO stands for Efficiency by Edification and is a training program. The contents and didactics of the program were developed by German, Burkinabè and Senegalese experts in 2014. The project had its origin in the urgent need for a response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa 2013–2016.

EFFO sees the clinical staff in a key position during outbreak control. Detecting an outbreak and preventing nosocomial infection requires the implementation of theoretical and practical knowledge by the clinical staff in their daily routine. This includes diagnostics, primary care, isolation, communication and initiating contact tracing.

EFFO is evaluated with knowledge tests and simulation exercises. The results are incorporated in the project’s concept and are part of the quality management.

Approximately 700 persons in the medical sector were trained until now. The two main target groups are trainers and staff of health facilities. The trainers improve their didactic skills with different techniques, including methods used in theatre pedagogy. Since 2017, EFFO has been cooperating with the Operndorf Afrika (opera village; an international art project) in Burkina Faso.

Date: 01.09.2017

More than 700 persons trained

More than 700 persons trained

EFFO trainers can access diverse teaching materials as well as didactically prepared documents for download on www.effo.rki.de. The concept for organizing the trainings is available in French, English and German.

Workshop on plague in Ouagadougou

Workshop on plague in Ouagadougou

The focus of the workshop in November 2017 was the development and adaptation of training materials for plague. Present EFFO trainers as well as potential new trainers from numerous institutions in Burkina Faso attended the workshop. This allowed the EFFO network to be maintained and further expanded. (3 MB, PDF File does not meet accessibility standards.)

Operndorf Afrika

Operndorf Afrika

EFFO works together with the Operndorf Afrika (Opera Village) in Burkina Faso. The aim is to further integrate methods used in theatre pedagogy in the training of trainers. The EFFO team and the team of the Operndorf piloted the cooperation during a fact finding mission in June 2017.

EFFO at congresses

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Transparency plays an important role in the EFFO project. We want to share experiences: What do we teach? Which methods are used? What were the difficulties and how can EFFO contribute to the mitigation of an acute outbreak?

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