In Cairo, the Ministry of Health and Population conducted the Fourth Basic Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) training workshop. The workshop took place between September 23 – 27, 2018.
Thirty public health professionals working in preventive health departments and fever hospitals participated in the training. They represented four of Egypt’s governorates: Behera, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Qaliobia and the Central MoHP. These participants also represented the core members of RRTs within their governorates.
Supported by GHD/EMPHNET, the workshop’s purpose was to enhance the participants’ capacities to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies.
More specifically, the training aimed to reinforce the capacity and skills of these participants in their respective locations. Hence, its sessions focused on their ability to early detect, timely and effectively respond to public health events. Focusing on epidemic emergencies, the sessions also covered content relevant to the region and the public health sector in Egypt.
Since April this year, four RRT training workshops have been conducted with the participation of eighty-four health professionals working on emergency in seventeen governorates namely: Alexandria, Aswan, Kafr El-Sheikh, Matrouh, Red Sea, Sharkia, Suez, Fayoum, Ismailia, North Sinai, South Sinai and Port Said.