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Crawford begin training of frontline health workers on Ebola

Crawford Laboratory in collaboration with the National Ministry of Health on Monday commenced training of more than 50 frontline health workers on Ebola Virus Disease in the country.

Dr. John Rumunu, Director for the Public Health Emergency Operation Center, said the six-days training would equip the more than 50 frontline health workers, immigration and customs officials with skills to prevent Ebola virus from entering into South Sudan.

“Ebola is a deadly diseases and recent history in the region show us that if there is outbreak of ebola it kills so many people,” said Rumunu during opening of training in Juba.

Goodluck Nyakila, Technical Advisor Crawford laboratory hailed participants for turning up for the training.

 “As part of our effort to make sure that citizens are protected from Ebola, all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers would be ready in the country,” said Nyakila.

Nyakila added that the laboratory would work hand- in- hand international organizations to ensure all the necessary chemicals and machines are made available in South Sudan.

 “The main reason why we are here is to keep ourselves equipped with the necessary information that would help the nation and prevent Ebola virus from South Sudan,” he said. 

Mabior Kiir, Chief of Planning and Information at Health Ministry Public Health Emergency Operation Centre, hailed Crawford Laboratory and partners for the training.

“This training will give you knowledge to control Ebola at all the entry points in the country,” said Kiir.

Neighboring Uganda is currently battling to contain Ebola-Sudan Strain after registering the first case on 20th September in Mubended district in central Uganda.

Uganda’s ministry of health has so far registered 130 Ebola cases, and nearly 30 deaths from the deadly viral disease.

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