SADC assesses bloc’s preparedness against Ebola


Ebola in Anambara State of Nigeria

PRETORIA – THE Southern African Development (SADC) Secretariat is training health professionals on the Ebola virus.

The training is in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) and South Africa, which is the regional centre of excellence in Ebola laboratory diagnosis.

The training will assess country preparedness plans for key personnel in areas such as   Laboratory, Port Health, and public health surveillance in SADC Member States.

It will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) training Centre in Johannesburg.

“The main purpose of the training is to provide participants from the SADC Member States with the necessary skills to appropriately and safely respond to a suspected, probable or confirmed patient with Ebola Virus Disease in their countries,” SADC Secretariat stated.

The training follows a deadly outbreak in West Africa amid fears the disease could spill to other parts of the continent.

– CAJ News





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