Targeting infectious diseases through training in Sierra Leone

Ecobank Foundation sponsors training to help build resilience against infectious disease outbreaks in Sierra Leone.

Physicians in Sierra Leone who entered the M-PACT course.

Members of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) delivered an intensive clinical skills course in Freetown in April. The training will help build resilience against infectious disease outbreaks in Sierra Leone.

The week-long course was the eighteenth and final training of the 3-year M-PACT programme, a WACP/RCP collaboration sponsored by the Ecobank Foundation.

As with preceding M-PACT courses in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal, the training in Sierra Leone combined classroom-based teaching on advances in the management of HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, Ebola and Lassa fever with workshops on medical leadership and practical sessions.

The 33 physicians who attended the Freetown course work at referral centres across the country.

Read more on M-PACT here. http://ecobankfoundation.org/key-focus-areas/projects/royal-college-physicians-partnership/