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Support to the Ebola Virus Preparedness in Ghana.

This project aims to support the United Nations Country Team in Ghana to accelerate and strengthen government preparedness for early detection and containment of Ebola Virus Disease and prevent further spreading of the disease. Activities include: (1) procuring and installing 14 infrared thermography units; (2) training 150 government officials and 375 community based surveillance volunteers at 15 entry/exit sites; (3) training health workers at regional and district levels for surveillance, case investigation and reporting, early detection, contact tracing, data and information analysis, management and dissemination; (4) training immigration officers on and equip them for prevention and effective management of suspected cases; (5) supporting civil society and community-based organisations and primary health care worker groups to train members and community influencers/leaders and provide them with logistics to address stigma associated with Ebola Virus Disease; (6) installing hotlines (SMS, hotline operators, interactive voice response) for the general public and key groups (educators, learners, young people, health workers, social mobilisers, community leaders, traditional and religious leaders); (7) providing information, education and communication material to 15 entry/exit sites; and (8) providing tools (protocols, manuals and guidelines) on case management and infection prevention and control, considering the needs of vulnerable groups (women and children).

Project completion date : 2015-12-31 12:00:00

Major organization : UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Address : One United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

Country :United States

Email : publications.queries@undp.org

Financier : Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA),

Financier address : Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) (Formerly CIDA)

125 Sussex Drive

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0G2

Canada

Tel: 1-800-267-8376, 613-944-4000

Fax: 613-996-9709

http://www.international.gc.ca

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