Baltimore, MD—Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and Alcoa Foundation today announced a new partnership to provide infectious disease preparedness training for health care workers in the Boké Region in western Guinea. The new, 4-month project will train 118 health care providers and provide supportive supervision and on-the-job mentoring in three health facilities in Boké Region that serve 207,000 Guineans. This partnership between Jhpiego and Alcoa Foundation will build on
Baltimore, MD—Committed to preventing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is bringing together health officials and clinicians from across the region to Ghana for specialized training in infection prevention to prepare for future health emergencies. Jhpiego technical experts will hold two workshops
The Ebola crisis has dealt a devastating blow to West Africa, killing more than 4,900 people, overwhelming health systems and crippling the health workforce. As an international, nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego is working side by side with the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria to provide critical infection prevention and control (IPC) assistance to ensure that health workers are safe on the job and prepared to provide lifesaving care to women and families.