IOM’s National Ebola Training Academy has now trained 5,516 health care workers as of 28 March.
In Makeni, a compressed 2-day basic Ebola Infection Prevention and Control course was conducted for 41 prison officers on the 23-24 of March. In Tonkolili, a 3-day basic Ebola IPC course by IOM plus a 1-day Non-Ebola IPC module by WHO were conducted at Masanga Hospital for 66 hospital staff between 23-26 March.
IOM’s implementation partner, Oxfam, retrained 32 local community social mobilizers who previously conducted house to house sensitization in January on care kit distribution. The mobilizers then joined government sponsored activities across Freetown during the 27-29 March, 3-day lockdown. They will continue their community based activities until the end of April.
In collaboration with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA), IOM deployed two additional 3-personnel monitoring teams to ensure 24/7 airport monitoring of the health screening process. IOM now has four total 3-person monitoring teams based at Lungi International Airport.