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Nigeria FELTP Response to COVID-19

National Training of Trainers on PHC Workers Guide on COVID-19 Outbreak Response

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), with support from the US CDC and AFENET, conducted a 3-day virtual national training of trainers on PHC workers guide on COVID-19 outbreak response. The trainers included Nigeria FELTP graduates. The training which held from April 29-May 1 had over 190 participants in attendance, improved the knowledge and capacity of primary healthcare workers to respond appropriately to service delivery and safety concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The training guided health workers on how to effectively protect themselves, families and clients from contracting COVID-19 while rendering basic healthcare services to the public. It will also enable health workers to contribute to COVID-19 surveillance and containment through prompt identification and notification of cases. The thematic areas covered in the training include basic understanding of symptoms, complications and transmission of COVID-19, standard infection prevention and control (IPC) during service delivery, commodities and equipment for effective IPC, waste management and risk communication at the health facility level.

Training of trainers’ workshop on a prospective study of COVID-19 First Few Cases (FFX).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) held a one-day training of trainers’ workshop on a prospective study of COVID-19 First Few Cases (FFX). During the workshop that took place on April 23, participants were introduced to the FFX study and trained on the use of electronic data collection tools and blood sample collection for fieldwork. Partner organizations including the US CDC and AFENET supported the workshop.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a threat to the survival of lives across the globe. The morbidity and mortality associated with the disease are on the rise in Nigeria. The FFX study is expected to provide evidence-based information that will guide informed public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Training of trainers’ workshop on a prospective study of COVID-19 First Few Cases (FFX)