All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks need to have basic knowledge and skills in order to mount an effective response. The GO training package was developed for WHO deployees so they can work safely and effectively as part of the teams bringing outbreaks under control. The learning package consists of 7 modules, which include video lectures and downloadable presentations that have been updated with the latest information and developments. It begins with an introduction to Ebola virus disease before moving to the response strategy and essential information related to working for WHO. The GO materials are designed to complement the ePROTECT training, which is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/e-protect.
This comprehensive intermediate level course is for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD). Modules provide information on screening and triage, infection prevention and control, laboratory diagnostics, organization of the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), clinical care of patients in the ETC, and investigational therapeutic agents.
Learning objectives: By the end of this training course, participants should be able to:
describe screening of patients to identify suspect cases and safely transfer them for ongoing care to an ETC;
understand infection prevention and control strategies: standard and contract precautions and use of personal protective equipment for various contexts;
understand safe waste management and how to perform a safe and dignified burial;
understand how to collect patient samples for Ebola and other laboratory tests;
understand the various Ebola tests available and the importance of other routine laboratory tests for patient management;
understand the structure, functioning, and procedures of an ETC;
understand the main components of clinical management of patients with EVD; and
describe the WHO framework for using investigational therapeutic agents in an outbreak.
Enroll for the course: https://openwho.org/courses/ebola-clinical-management
ePROTECT is an occupational health and safety briefing that covers the basic information you need to protect yourself when deploying to countries with Ebola virus disease. Those of you who will carry out specialized tasks, such as working in direct contact with sick people, will need more advanced-level training and coaching.
Overview: Risk communication and community engagement are essential for any disease outbreak response. This is particularly critical during outbreaks of Ebola which may create fear in the public and frontline responders alike due to severe presentation of symptoms, misunderstanding of the causes of illness and high fatality rates. This document outlines some of the key considerations for risk communication and community engagement response to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ebola outbreaks have been associated with misinformation and false rumours. In the context of RCCE, rumours refer to unsubstantiated information, claims or beliefs about what is causing the disease or how it can be treated/cured. If not proactively addressed in culturally appropriate ways, misinformation and rumours can lead to the further rapid spread of the disease and unnecessary deaths, severe disease, suffering, and societal and economic loss.
The publication includes a 'Rumour Tracking Tool' (Annex II).
Cette affiche sur Ebola ainsi que ces 20 messages étaient developpés par les personnes qui ont travaillé avec les enfants a Sierra Leone pendant la crise d´Ebola en 2014. CfH a 100 autres messages pour apprentissage et partage par les enfants a travers 10 sujets de Santé
Mosala na biso eza po na matangisi ya bokólogónu ya mwana. Likasa oyo likolo ya Ebola na mayebisi 20 esalamaki na bato oyo ba salaki na bana na ekolo ya Sierra Leone na tango ya kokoso ya Ebola na 2014. CfH azali na mayebisi mosusu 100 po na kotanga pe
pona bana bapanza likolo ya mayebisi 10 po na bokólóngónu
This Ebola Poster with its 20 Messages was developed with people working with children in schools in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis in 2014. It has been adapted in 2018. CfH has 100 other messages for children to learn and share in 10 health topics
La communication sur les risques est un aspect à part entière des interventions d’urgence. Il s’agit de l’échange en temps réel d’informations, de conseils et d’avis entre les experts, les responsables communautaires, les décideurs politiques et les populations en situation de risque. Lors d’une épidémie, d’une pandémie, d’une crise humanitaire ou d’une catastrophe naturelle, une communication sur les risques efficace permet aux populations les plus exposées de comprendre les comportements à adopter pour se protéger. Ainsi, les autorités et les experts peuvent être à l’écoute des inquiétudes et des besoins, chercher à y répondre et faire en sorte que leurs conseils soient pertinents, fiables et recevables
Ces recommandations donnent aux personnes et aux familles vivant dans les zones touchées par le virus Ebola l'essentiel des conduites à tenir pour se protéger d'une maladie mortelle