Last week, Walimu hosted a training of trainers for participants from seven countries on clinical management and infection prevention and control for Ebola virus disease. The training was conducted in Kampala, Uganda on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) and under contract from IMAI-IMCI Alliance. Thirty doctors, nurses and clinicians participated, led by ten local and international facilitators.
Over the next several months, many of these participants will be deployed to West Africa by WHO to train national and international staff and provide care in Ebola treatment units. Three Ugandans from the training have already deployed to Liberia, with a fourth on the way.
Walimu is continuing to look for ways to support the response in West Africa, as we advance our mission of improving management of severely ill patients in resource-limited settings.