The EVD training package was developed and improved by frontline experts based on their experiences from recent epidemics in West Africa (2014-2016), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2018-2020 and 2021), and Guinea (2021), and based on the WHO Optimized Supportive Care Manual on EVD. Thus, the development process has already gone through progressive review iterations by external experts with field experience and knowledge on innovations in EVD patient care. For instance, an in-depth content revision meeting was organized in Geneva in May 2021 which strengthened the content of the modules and the structure of the training and facilitated the development of additional assessment and simulation tools. These changes were piloted in workshops in Kinshasa and Kampala in August 2022.
At this critical point, the role of high caliber experts such as yourselves is to perform a summative review of the training package according to reviewers area of expertise. This will help to finalize the training package and facilitate the future rollout of this critical and advanced training workshop in Ebola affected and potentially affected countries.
The objectives of the meeting are:
- To finalize the EVD training package for health workers.
- To discuss and plan updates to OSOC, Living guidance and development of operational guidance for clinical management of EVD.
- Discuss other VHF developments.
The expected outcomes are the following:
- Finalization of EVD training package.
- Planning for activities for 2023.