Highlighting the linkages between health care worker safety and epidemic preparedness

July 18, 2022

Highlighting the linkages between health care worker safety and epidemic preparedness

A new page on PreventEpidemics.org highlights the linkages between health care worker safety and epidemic preparedness and describes our team’s ongoing work to improve infection prevention and control measures at the primary health care level across Africa. Between April 2020 and January 2021, we worked with a variety of stakeholders and organizations to help train more than 40,000 health care workers from more than 8,000 facilities in 22 countries . As the pandemic progressed, our team and country partners continued work to improve infection prevention and control measures and ensure the maintenance of essential health services at the primary health care level at more than 1,800 facilities in nine countries. Through our work, our team has found that modest investments in health facilities and health care workers will contribute to stronger global health security and make the world safer from the next epidemic threat.

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