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Succesfully completed: Evaluation of WHO training response to the Ebola emergency

Health Focus GmbH succesfully implemented a study on the “Review of the role of training in the Ebola emergency response” for WHO.

The review aimed at determining the role of training in the Ebola emergency response in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with particular focus on pre-deployment and clinical management training offered by WHO and its partners to both national and international responders to the Ebola Epidemic between August 2014 and September 2015, as well as formulating recommendations for potential future health related emergency responses.

The aims were to:

  • determine the scope of the training organized by the WHO and its partners during the Ebola emergency response (input aspects);
  • describe how the training was organized, coordinated, and how quality was controlled (inputs aspects);
  • determine the output of the training in terms of trainers and trainees trained, materials developed, alliances built;
  • identify the challenges and good practices related to the implementation of the training courses (analysis);
  • develop recommendations for the further improvement of the training component, including dissemination of lessons learnt among WHO partners and for advocacy and communication materials that project the relevance of training in an emergency response.

The succesfully project ran from September 2015 until December 2015.