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

ENDORSE T-t-T Phase 2 course implemented at Gulu Independent Hospital

EDCTP ENDORSE Train the Trainers (T-t-T) Phase 2 training course was implemented successfully for the benefit of 12 pre-selected participants, who are clinical and laboratory personnel of the hospital, between 20th to 22nd July 2017 at the Gulu Independent Hospital.

The training course was officially kicked-off by a welcome speech that has been delivered by the Director Ms. Rhita Tamale. Together with the logistical support from the members of the Project Coordinator, the University of Milan, and of the Project Partner St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital, the course subjects were delivered by the ENDORSE T-t-T Phase 1 devoted alumni Mr. Daniel Karara (focusing on laboratory aspects) and Dr. Joyce Anena (focusing on clinical aspects). Trainers of Phase 2 were also supported by the Project trainer Dr. Alessandro Mancon as facilitator. Unlike Phase 1, in the 2nd Phase of ENDORSE trainers decided the course subjects from Phase 1 curricula according to the more specific needs of their hospitals.

Thanks to the fully engaged participants during this 3 days training course both theoretical and practical sessions became a scene for interactive dialogues with the trainers and the ENDORSE team. Participants had chance to directly experience donning and doffing of PPEs that they have to use in case of possible epidemic outbreaks. The course also gave them opportunity to examine their own daily practices, as well as to identify some of the common wrong practices and to discuss the ways on how to apply principles of biosafety in the framework of their hospital.

Finally, the training course was closed with the distribution of attendance certificates and participants clearly expressed their willingness to continue this training course to benefit their other colleagues in the hospital and to stay active within the ENDORSE network to develop new opportunities for broader national and international cooperation.

Gulu Independent Hospital is a private for profit organization, located in the city of Gulu, Northern Uganda. It is equipped to handle a wide range of medical procedures and operations and has, among others, an intensive care unit and a high dependency unit.