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Surveillance Training for Ebola Preparedness (STEP) Field Presentations in Guinea Bissau

One of the STEP participants receives a certificate of completion from Dr Placido Cardoso, INASA Director (right)Second cohort participants of the Surveillance Training for Ebola Preparedness (STEP) in Guinea Bissau participated in a three-day feedback session from 23 - 25 March 2015. The workshop which was held at the National Institute of Public Health (INASA) offices was a follow on to one- week long didactic training held in February 2015 and three-week field work assessments. All 27 participants who attended the didactic training returned for feedback workshop. The workshop was opened by the Director INASA – Dr. Placido Cardoso and facilitated by Dr. Kristin Delea, -CDC Atlanta and three TEPHINET mentors - Fernando Bruzadelli (Brazil) Francisco Jose de Paula Junior (Brazil) and Ivonne Natalia Solarte Agredo (Colombia).


Cholera Outbreak in Homa Bay and Migori Counties, Kenya

Following the cholera alert that was reported by the Director of Medical Services on 3 February 2015, a cholera outbreak was declared on 10 February 2015 in Migori and Homa Bay Counties.

A team from the Kenya FELTP comprising of Field Coordinators: Waqo Gufu Boru and Mark Obonyo and residents: Elvis Oyugi, Alfred Wandeba, Eunice Omesa, Joshua Muiruri, Tabitha Mwangi and Hudson Taabuk Kigen joined the Division of Disease Surveillance and Response (DDSR) in the investigation from 16 - 25 February 2015.

The analysis of the outbreak line list showed a delay in detection of the outbreak, possibly due to lack of laboratory capacity to confirm the outbreak. There was clustering of cases in East Kamagambo and East Kabuoch which rely on River Riana for their domestic water supply. The water from River Riana was contaminated with Vibrio Cholerae bacteria.


Residents Investigate Suspected Foodborne Outbreak in Ghana

GFELTP residents and graduates interviewing case patients at the Begoro District Hospital, during the investigation of a suspected foodborne outbreak at the Presbyterian Senior High School, Begoro Fanteakwa District, Ghana Four residents in Cohorts VI, VII and VIII of the Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP) and an alumnus took part in the investigation of a suspected foodborne outbreak investigation at the Presbyterian Senior High School, Begoro Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region.
The investigation followed an incident where a group of students from the Presbyterian Senior High School were sent to the emergency unit of the District Hospital, Begoro with complaints of abdominal pain, vomiting and passing of bloody mucoid diarrhoea.

Ghana celebrates World Cancer Day 2015

A presentation by Dr. Kofi Mensah Nyarko – Program Director, GFELTP and Program Manager, Non Communicable Disease Control during the world cancer day 2015 celebrationSix residents of the Ghana Field Epidemiology Training and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP) in Cohort VIII participated in the 2015 world cancer day celebration held on 4 February 2015. The celebration was themed: “Cancer: Not Beyond Us”. Residents of the GFELTP and Ministry of Health staff conducted a breast cancer screening exercise in which a total of sixty women were screened.


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