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Cuban experts training 150 health care workers in Ebola response

Published:Thursday | December 4, 2014 | 11:57 AM

The Health ministry says Cuban experts have started training more than 150 health care workers as part of the Ebola preparedness, response and management activities.



The training, which started on Monday, will see four training sessions being conducted, each over a three day period.



It covers epidemiology, patient management, safety, infection control, use of personal protective equipment, risks associated with Ebola and isolation.



Among the participants being trained are doctors and nurses from the public and private health sector, representatives from the University Hospital of the West Indies and the School of Public Health, University of Technology.



These persons along with the 30 Cuban workers who arrived in the island in November will be a part of the team of health staff in preparation for any possibility of Ebola reaching Jamaica.



The training being done by the Cubans is part of an agreement reached during a Mission to Cuba in October led by Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson.



Cuba has also agreed to deploy doctors and nurses to assist in the response if Jamaica experiences an outbreak of Ebola.



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