mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International have come together with the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative and a team of organizations to share tools and information on how to support health workers responding to and rebuilding from the Ebola crisis. Please join us in a three-part webinar series beginning April 1 Health workers in West Africa have been responding to Ebola since 2013, and, according to the latest WHO situation report, the pace of the outbreak is beginning to decline. This calls for relief and celebration. However, this is far from final for those who have been affected by Ebola. The virus has left indelible marks on their lives, and their stories are many and severe:
“The Ebola situation is once more improving in terms of infection rate, but the socio-economic needs are enormous.” (Moses Khanu, Pastor, Sierra Leone)
What’s next for Ebola affected countries?
Many organizations are working closely with all actors across the health sector. What comes next for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most affected countries? And how can countries nearby and in the region plan for future potentially deadly outbreaks? In our second series of Training Health Workers for Ebola webinars in April, a group of colleagues who have been working in the affected countries will talk about lessons learned and planning for rebuilding and strengthening health systems. Participants are invited to join in the discussion during the webinars.
Reviewing lessons learned, and looking ahead
These webinars will focus on tools and strategies that health workers, as well as the governments and organizations that support them, can use to continue the response, protect their communities and help rebuild health systems. Free training and information resources are concurrently being posted on the Ebola Resources for Health Workers website. Here are the details:
|April 1, 10:00 -11:00 am EDT
|Working with Youth, Volunteers, and Vulnerable Populations
|April 8, 10:00 -11:00 am EDT
|Community Mobilization and Preparedness Planning
|April 15, 10:00 -11:00 am EDT
|Effective Use of Data
The webinars are open to all, and will build upon the presentations and discussion in the first Training Health Workers for Ebola series. All of the webinars will be available for viewing at www.techchange.org after the air dates. The webinar series has been made possible by the generous support of the USAID-supported Health Communication Capacity Collaborative.