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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 Train the Trainers Phase 2 course has been implemented at Kitgum General Hospital

ENDORSE Train the Trainers (T-t-T) Phase 2 training course took place successfully between 17 to 19th of July 2017 Kitgum General Hospital under the auspices of the hospital administration, thanks to the devotion of the trainers and the productive interaction of the participants. .

The training course was implemented for the benefit of 13 pre-selected participants, who are clinical and laboratory personnel of the hospital and it was officially kicked-off by a welcome speech that has been delivered by the Hospital Administrator Dr. Kidega Robins Gils. The course subjects were delivered by the ENDORSE T-t-T Phase 1 alumni Mr. Alfred Obita (focusing on laboratory aspects) and Dr. Diana Okello (focusing on clinical aspects). Trainers of Phase 2 were also supported by the Project trainer Dr. Davide Mileto 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.

During this 3 days training course, participants were fully engaged with both theoretical and practical sessions, where they had chance to directly experience donning and doffing of PPEs that they have to use in case of possible epidemic outbreaks. The course gave them opportunity to examine their own daily practices and they identified some of the common wrong practices and discussed the ways on how to apply principles of biosafety in the framework of their hospital with the trainers and the ENDORSE team.

Finally, the course was a good opportunity for fruitful dialogues among the whole group on how to further profit from the ENDORSE Project and its network to improve and transmit the knowledge gathered, and develop new opportunities for broader national and international cooperation. Participants clearly expressed their willingness to continue this training course to benefit not only their colleagues at the hospital but in the lower facilities of the district as well, which will ensure the cascade effect of the ENDORSE Project in the region.

Kitgum General Hospital funded in 1934 in the city of Kitgum in Northern Uganda with the bed capacity of 400 and 186 staff members is intended to serve as district hospital of Kitgum. However, a large number of patients from the districts of Abim, Agago, Kabong, Kotido, Lamwo, Nwoya and Pader, and from neighbouring South Sudan attend the Hospital too.