AIM 2: IPC Training
Goal: To provide Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training, mentoring and support along with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination and to enable the functioning of government hospitals in all 15 counties of the country, supporting the restoration of basic health care needs of the population.
In partnership with the Liberian College of Physicians and Surgeons and the MOH, with technical assistance from CDC and WHO the Keep Safe Keep Serving IPC training involves:
- $1.9 million in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was procured, shipped and distributed to 22 hospitals in Liberia to protect health care workers
- Deployment of multidisciplinary teams for 1 week of comprehensive hospital training
- Delivery of a 3 month supply of PPE
- Triage training & practical implementation
- Mentorship and supervision
- A follow up visit 2 months after for refresher training
- Targeted improvements in water and sanitation
- Community education
- Weekly data collection on IPC practices and PPE consumption with these data informing ongoing health system planning by the MOH.
- 2300+ healthcare workers trained after our phase I initial training
- ACCEL puts a strong focus on solving Water & Sanitation challenges that prevent safe practices
- 70 Tons of supplies delivered
- Minimum standards of hospitals raised from 35% to 70%