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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


Università degli Studi di Milano

Consortium leader

The University of Milan is a public research institution based in Milan, Italy, offering 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 136 study courses, 31 Doctoral Programmes and 63 Specialization Schools.
The “L. Sacco” Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences carries out scientific research, education and training activities in various fields of biomedical research, such as biochemistry, molecular biology, experimental immunology, genetics and general pathology.
The Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Bioemergency (CLIMVIB) performs the most innovative molecular biological tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases; it is specialized in the diagnosis of viral hepatitis (A, B, C, Delta, G) and HIV infection as well as the control of antibiotic resistance and antiretroviral resistance (HIV). CLIMVIB is also one of the two national reference laboratories for the response to bioterrorism and pandemics and it is fully equipped in high containment facilities, including BSL3 and BSL4 laboratories.

ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco

ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco is a teaching hospital in Milan, Italy, serving every year about 726.131 people with 1380 beds in ordinary regime and 97 beds in day hospital. The Department of Infectious Diseases consists of 2 Divisions with a total of 77 beds available for inpatient, 1 hospice care with 10 beds, 3 beds for Day Hospital and 15 workstations for dispensing complex outpatient activities (MAC). The Department is one of the two reference centers at the national level for infectious emergencies (including bioterrorism); accordingly, it has appropriate facilities for hospitalization and transport of patients with highly infectious diseases.

St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor

Founded in 1959, St Mary’s Hospital Lacor is a private, not-for-profit hospital in Gulu, Uganda, whose mission is to guarantee affordable medical services in particular to the neediest. With 482 beds and 3 peripheral health centers Lacor Hospital serves as a national referral hospital, treating over 250,000 patients every year and offering a vast range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive medicine services. Lacor Hospital is fully integrated into the Uganda National Strategic Health plan and it is in the forefront of health training in Uganda, having training schools for nurses and midwives, laboratory technologists but also anesthetists.

Kimmage Development Studies Centre

Kimmage Development Studies Centre is a not-for-profit studies centre based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1974, its aim is to facilitate education and training for development practitioners through a combination of formal and non-formal academic programmes, ranging from introductory courses to BA and MA programmes, as well as fully tutored short-distance education and skills-based courses. Kimmage teaching approach is based on participatory learning and critical thinking as a means to empower course participants with the skills and knowledge essential for working in development. In addition to that, Kimmage DSC also offers a range of capacity development services, which include involvement in a number of collaborations and partnerships.