Improving skills and competencies to prevent disease outbreaks

Project: Public Health Preparedness in Gambella 23rd March 2018

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness project (PHEP), funded by UK aid through the DEPP/START Network,was set up to strengthen the system for reporting diseases, to better anticipate and respond to outbreaks.

To achieve this, a crucial component involved training key health staff so they can better identify symptoms, diagnose and report illness in order to prepare and respond to outbreaks. In this article, Paula Plaza, Christian Aid’s Communications Advisor, introduces some of the people who were trained by the project.


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