USAID Helps Hospitals Strengthen their Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Capacity to Prevent and Respond to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Friday, July 31, 2020

On July 21-22, USAID’s Improving Access, Curriculum and Teaching in Medical Education and Emerging Diseases (IMPACT-MED) Alliance trained 30 provincial and district healthcare workers (7 male, 23 female) in Cao Bang province to enhance their IPC capacity. The training provided an opportunity for health workers in the province to learn about the latest information about COVID-19 in Vietnam and around the world, as well as the current Ministry of Health guidelines on surveillance, treatment, and diagnosis of COVID-19 cases. The training was followed by a technical assistance visit to Cao Bang Provincial General Hospital on July 23 to review the hospital’s preparedness activities including screening, quarantine, disinfection, and personal protective equipment’s stockpile and use.

So What? These activities improved the capacity of Cao Bang hospitals’ front-line healthcare workers to implement their daily IPC practices and to improve their preparedness in responding to  pandemics, including COVID-19.   

Last updated: July 31, 2020

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