Al Awasi and GIZ response to COVID-19 in Khartoum
Al Awasi International Training Center in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and in collaboration with Khartoum State Ministry of Health (MoH) held Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Critical Care for COVID-19 Course in Khartoum, Sudan from July 11 to September 25, 2021.
Sudan is reporting more than 39,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 2,000 deaths, a significant total for a country with limited medical infrastructure and resources.
A total of 102 frontline medical workers —doctors and nurses– from 10 different hospitals working in the Covid-19 isolation centers in Khartoum participated in the training. Al Awasi’s team of experienced medical instructors delivered the training.
The training aims to strengthen the capacity of frontline medical workers to limit the spread of coronavirus infection through the application of IPC best practices and to improve patient care and decrease the rate of death through training on how to manage critically ill patients.
The course taught healthcare workers about Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Critical Care. The IPC training models taught the required IPC precautions that should be taken at any coronavirus isolation center.
For example, participants are learning about effective hand-washing, medical waste management, care bundles and properly donning and doffing their personal protective equipment before entering and exiting the patient rooms.
In addition to IPC, the Critical Care models focus on the proper and safe use of mechanical ventilators, oxygen therapy and how to interpret arterial blood gases, and how to assess and manage critically ill patients.
The course is specially designed to manage COVID-19 patients in low-income countries (LICs) like Sudan. Hence, the training is taking into consideration the level of experience and knowledge of healthcare workers and the resources available to them.
“I would like to thank Al Awasi training center for providing us with this opportunity and a special thanks to Dr. Muhammad, Dr. Abdullah, and Dr. Rayan for the information.”
“It was a great addition to us. The doctors are very qualified and have the ability and experience to deliver information in an excellent way.”
“The place is very well prepared and the hospitality is above excellent. progress and good luck” said a participant from the course.”
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