Supported by GHD/EMPHNET, the Libya National Communicable Disease Center conducted a rapid response team (RRT) training of trainers between July 22 and 26, 2019. Taking place in Tunis, Tunisia, the training targeted twenty-one public health professionals who were from different Libyan regions and professional backgrounds and who had already received previous RRT Training.
The training aimed to build on and enhance the capacity of these professionals in relation to RRT. The training was a refresher on RRT topics, especially in relevance to the Libyan context. Topics covered included the composition of RRT, the International Health Regulations (IHR), surveillance systems, outbreak investigation and control measures, risk assessment and communication, infection control and prevention, biosafety and biosecurity, among other topics.
Within the workshop’s training of trainers’ component, sessions also covered adult learning, classroom facilitation, and team building.
GHD/EMPHNET recently began collaborating with Libya’s National Center of Disease Control, a development that presents itself as an important step for GHD/EMPHNET, and its ongoing aims to expand its partnerships. The expansion of GHD/EMPHNET’s network of partnerships falls in line with its goals to respond to health needs across the EMR. This particular collaboration with partners in Libya enables GHD/EMPHNET to contribute to enhancing the health of the latter’s population.