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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 implemented in Anaka General Hospital

EDCTP ENDORSE Train the Trainers (T-t-T) Phase 2 training course was implemented successfully for the benefit of 15 pre-selected participants, who are clinical and laboratory personnel of the hospital, between 27 to 29 of July 2017 at Anaka General Hospital. The training course was officially kicked-off by a welcome speech that has been delivered by the Medical Director Stephen Oringtho.

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. Patrick Otto (focusing on laboratory aspects) and Dr. Geoffrey Odiye (focusing on clinical aspects). Trainers of Phase 2 were also supported by the Project trainers Dr. Davide Mileto, Ms. Susan Amitocan and Dr. Diana Angom Okello as facilitators. 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 training course was closed with the distribution of attendance certificates and participants clearly expressed their appreciation to receive such course. In addition, they discussed the ways to stay active within the ENDORSE network in order to develop new opportunities for broader national and international cooperation.

Anaka General Hospital is a public hospital located in Nwoya District in Northern Uganda and serves around 128.000 patients per year with its 86 staff members.