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Ministry of Health extends Covid-19 management training to various stakeholders

As Zimbabwe implements a raft of measures in the fight against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has extended its capacity building trainings to various personnel in the health sector.

Pursuant to the initiative, this week the Ministry held a two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Integrated Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) on Covid-19 at OCHI Lodge in Domboshava for its health workers as well as uniformed forces and private sector health care givers.

Speaking on the side-lines of the workshop, Acting Director Nursing Services, Dr Lillian Dodzo, said the main objective of training was to strengthen capacity for all health care worker to stall and curtail the spread of the pandemic.

"The ToT workshop is aimed at making sure that we strengthen the knowledge and skills of IPC focal persons in screening, tracing and management of Covid-19 cases at their various institutions"

"We also want the IPC focal persons to cascade the training to the districts so that we come up with teams at district level" she said.

Dr Dodzo informed that the Ministry has developed tools in line with international standards and guidelines, that will be used to identify gaps and assess risk areas at various institutions.

The tools will assist institutions to review and enhance their Covid-19 IPC and Case Management strategies at a local level.

The ToTs are expected to cascade to Provinces and enhance prevention and control as well as case management mechanisms for Covid-19.

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