Funded by:
ENDORSE - ENhancing individual and institutional infectious Disease Outbreaks ResponSe capacities of healthcare professionals to mitigate infectious Emergencies in the Northern Uganda region

Networking

Specific objectives

  • Building of a collaborative network between European research organizations and Ugandan Hospitals
  • Enhancing coordination and networking among different healthcare institutions in the target region
  • Promoting standardization while taking into account specific needs

Activities
Project activities have been designed to maximize ENDORSE network-making potential. Not only the project is based on a partnership among EU and Ugandan organizations, but it also fosters the creation of a solid network among local hospitals in Northern Uganda, and between those hospitals and other stakeholders in the country.

The network created by Consortium partners is intended to be expanded form the very beginning of the project to include Associate Hospitals and other stakeholders willing to join. Different tools will support networking and communication. In this regard, the project website is one of the main resources. The website is designed to keep all members of the ENDORSE community engaged and informed according to their role in the project. Indeed, the website features both a public and a restricted area for the different project partners to access relevant information and documents.

In addition, educational activities are also aimed at enhancing coordination and networking among different healthcare institutions in the target region. The training model is aimed at sharing a common strategy for the knowledge development and transfer among the different participating organizations. The contents of the training will be based on identified transferable best practices, as well as on the development of the lessons learned, if any, by past similar training efforts. Having a common educational model to be tailored and used in different areas, will harmonize and complement the background education of healthcare workers, who will receive the same type of training. This will represent a valuable contribution towards the standardization of practices and procedures at research and clinical level.

The combination of the needs-based model and the networked structure will help progressing towards sustainable standardization with due regard to context-specific requirements.