WCO-Gambia staff introduced to the new Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

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Staff at the WHO Country Office (WCO) have today been trained on the new Emergency Response Framework (ERF) 2017.

Initiated by the WHO Representative, Dr. Desta A. Tiruneh, this training is the first of its kind organized by the WCO and the main purpose is to equip WCO staff with the requisite knowledge and skill to better prepare for and respond to public health emergencies in the Gambia. Dr. Tiruneh described the training as the beginning of a series intended to strengthen WCO’s capacity to provide timely and efficient support to the Government and partners before, during and after public health emergencies as envisioned in AFRO’s Transformation Agenda.

The one-day training, which was facilitated by the technical officer responsible for emergencies in the WCO, covered a range of issues including WHO’s critical functions and leadership during emergencies, key performance indicators, the structure and function of the WHO Incident Management System as well as some of the technical resources (SOPs) critical to the effective handling of emergency operation.

The next step is to hold further discussions, orientations and simulations on some of the critical areas of the ERF to enable staff fully grasp the relevant operational procedures.

For Additional Information or to Request Interviews, Please contact: Mr. Momodou Gassama
Health Promotion Officer
Tel: +220 4462286

Mr. George. Williams
Health Information Assistant
Tel: +220 4462284