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Infection prevention and control in epidemics — a training by PharmAccess and Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria

On the 17th of March, PharmAccess in collaboration with Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN), organized a training on Infection Prevention and Control in Epidemics for healthcare providers.

  • Mar 30, 2020

On the 17th of March, PharmAccess in collaboration with Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN), organized a training for healthcare providers on Infection Prevention and Control in Epidemics. The training addressed myths and facts about viral infections and provided best practice guidelines to prevent infections. As the training provides useful insights for health workers in all resource-restricted areas, the presentations are recorded and links shared in this article.

The first presentation was delivered by Dr. Abdus-Salam, Director of Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Global Health and Incident Manager, Emergency Operations Centre, Lagos State. Dr. Ismail outlined Lagos State’s efforts towards addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, through the newly established Incident Command System (ICS).
Lagos State’s Response to Outbreaks and COVID-19 Pandemic
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Dr Mutiu, Director Lagos State Biobank, presented the guidelines for Highly Infectious Diseases with emphasis on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever. He outlined the vulnerabilities of Lagos State and the crucial role healthcare workers play.
Guidelines for Highly Infectious Diseases
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Dr. Ogunremi, CEO Monitor Healthcare, delivered a presentation on the basics of infection prevention and control (IPC) and on implementing these standards in Nigeria.
Basics of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
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The training ended with a presentation by PharmAccess’ SafeCare Program Manage Dr. Asumah on monitoring compliance with IPC Standards from a SafeCare perspective, with emphasis on current practices, gaps and audits.
Monitoring Compliance with IPC Standards – SafeCare perspective Basics of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
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The training was attended by members of HCPAN, public health professionals and government officials. In his closing remark, the National President HCPAN, Dr. Arigbabuwo, thanked the organizers for their support and advised all members to stay on red alert to protect themselves and others against the spread of the virus.
At last, a short training overview- Link to video

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