WHO Regional Office for Africa
: WHO and partners to help the Government boost health facility defenses against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
“To strengthen health practitioners’ proficiency in preventing the spread of Ebola virus disease in health facilities, the Commission for Prevention and Biosecurity of the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launched on 5 September a guideline and training package on infection prevention and control that targets at least 3,000 nurses, doctors, and other health care workers. … With the ongoing heightened attention to equipping health facilities with Ebola-specific response units, the Government of the DRC is intent on covering all potential weak points by training staff on infection prevention, using standard guidelines recently revised by a team of technical specialists from the Health Ministry, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention…” (9/6).
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