Emergencies preparedness, response


Training of trainers for at-risk countries on clinical management of Ebola patients

Since August 2014, WHO and its partners have developed and implemented a variety of courses to train frontline healthcare workers in the three countries directly affected by Ebola. Similar training activities have also been organized and proactively rolled-out in at-risk countries as part of preparation planning.

WHO: Training makes all the difference – Interview with Dr Sylvie Briand

Using a decade of first-hand experience in Ebola response, Dr Briand and her team developed a Pocket guide on Clinical Management of Patients with Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers in 2013. This pocket guide has now become the basis of trainings for Ebola treatment units (ETUs), Community care centres (CCCs) and thousands of responders.

Published on 30 January 2015

WHO helps partners provide Ebola care

WHO not only trains its own frontline personnel, but provide the training of trainers for partner agencies, national staff and humanitarian teams who are all working together to bring this unprecedented outbreak under control. This video demonstrates one such training for partners in Sierra Leone.

Published on 30 January 2015

WHO trains front-line Ebola responders – interview with Nurse Nyenpu Gormuyor

Nyenpu Gormuyor is a 29-year old nurse who after completing trainings run by the World Health Organisation, was working in the front line of Ebola response in Liberia. She works as part of a team in a community care centre (CCC) located in Dolo Matgibi, Liberia which allows people sick with Ebola to be cared for close to where they live.

Published on 25 January 2015

Increasing community engagement for Ebola on-air in Sierra Leone

WHO’s social mobilization team is using radio to reach communities with information about how to prevent the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Published on 3 February 2015

WHO: Austin A. Jallah shares his experience fighting Ebola in Liberia

Austin S. Jallah, a student nurse of Kakata University in Margibi County, Liberia, is one of more than 360 Liberian health workers who were infected with the Ebola virus. He became a WHO trainer teaching health workers on how to protect themselves and care for Ebola patients.

Published on 10 January 2015

Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone

The Western Area of Sierra Leone is the “hotspot” in this Ebola outbreak, with the highest transmission of any of the 3 most affected countries. The Government of Sierra Leone, WHO and partners, are sending in a massive surge of staff and resources to this area to intensify efforts to curb the spread of Ebola disease.

Published on 19 January 2014