Sierra Leone

IOM Sierra Leone Ebola Response Situation Report Issue 20, 12 - 18 April 2015

Situation Report
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  • As of 18 April IOM’s National Ebola Training Academy has now trained 6,131 health care workers in Freetown and via mobile trainings.

  • On April 16, IOM welcomed Dr Aurelien Pekezou to the team as senior Public Health Coordinator.

  • Two 3-day mobile trainings on basic Infection Prevention and Control and clinical care were held for 68 healthcare workers in Bo from 13-15 April. This week mobile trainings will be held in Freetown for correctional officers, and in Pujehun and Jendema on the border with Liberia for border officials.

  • On 15 April, IOM’s Health and Humanitarian Border Management team in collaboration with the US CDC, the Sierra Leone Airport Authority and the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority strengthened Lungi International Airport’s health defence system with the construction of two isolation tents graciously donated by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief.

  • On 13 April, Oxfam held a training for 56 social mobilisers from World Hope International (WHI) in Makeni on the use of Interim Care Kits. WHI will distribute 500 kits within Bombali district in partnership with IOM.

  • WHI carried out social mobilization activities on the first back to school day at 22 primary and secondary schools within Makeni to sensitize on EVD prevention and observe the Infection Prevention and Control standards utilized in schools. It was recommended that refresher training be conducted on and that interim care kits be provided and teachers trained on their use.