In Cairo, the Ministry of Health and Population conducted the third out of four planned basic rapid response teams (RRTs) training workshop. The workshop took place between July 29 and August 2, 2018, with the participation of thirty-five staff members working in preventive health departments and fever hospitals within five of Egypt’s governorates: Fayoum, Ismailia, North Sinai, South Sinai and Port Said.
Supported by GHD/EMPHYNET, the workshop’s sessions were designed to enhance the participants’ capacities- who represent the core members of RRTs within their governorates- to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies.
The training was also designed to reinforce the capacity and skills of multidisciplinary RRTs in their respective locations. Its sessions focused on the peripheral levels and 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, two RRT training workshops have been conducted with the participation of sixty health professionals working on emergency in seven governorates: Alexandria, Aswan, Kafr El-Sheikh, Matrouh, Red Sea, Sharkia, and Suez.