During the AFENET Corps of Disease Detectives (ACoDD), Ebola Virus Disease Training in Kabarole District, Uganda, the teams were taken through sessions on protection against Ebola for those at the center of care management.
Some of the key protection mechanisms included putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As such the aim was for the trainees to acquire the skills and knowledge of putting on the PPEs, as well as supervising the putting on of PPEs.
Ms Nabawanuka Doreen, Ministry of Health/ Mulago referral Hospital and Dr. Bernard Lubwama, Ministry of Health led a session on the mixing of chlorine 0.5% and 0.05%
Ms Nabawanuka and Ms Winifred Omuut, Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) trained on safe burial procedures of a suspect or confirmed death and how to manage a dead body for safe and dignified burial in the hospital and in the community.
Trainees were taught on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) of Ebola, and standard and contact precautions to be observed at all times as well as handling of samples under cold chain management.
The ACoDD training was held from 1- 6 April 2019 at the Kalya Courts Hotel, in Kabarole District, Uganda.