October 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th
The Ebola crisis has affected some of the most vulnerable countries of the world, and frontline health workers are struggling to keep pace with the outbreak. Health workers need clear, simple and reliable information on how to protect themselves, detect the disease, and respond.
More than 15 international health organizations, led by mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International, are coming together to share information related to this response through webinar discussions and via an online Ebola Resource Center.
The webinar series, Training Health Workers for Ebola: Protection, Detection, and Response, will run on October 21, 23, 28, and 30. The webinars are open to all and we welcome participation from as diverse an audience as possible, including Ministries of Health, health workers, community leaders, program implementers (in-country and international), policy makers, and others
For more information and to register for the webinar series, visit: http://techchange.org/live-events/training-health-workers-for-ebola/. All of the webinars will be available for viewing at www.techchange.org after the air dates.
Webinar Series Information:
- October 21, 2014 | 10 – 11 AM EDT | Introduction: Response to learning and information needs for frontline health workers
- October 23, 2014 | 10 – 11 AM EDT | The health system: Supporting frontline health workers
- October 28, 2014 | 10 – 11 AM EDT | Community sensitization, mobilization and support; interactions with clients
- October 30, 2014 | 10 – 11 AM EDT | Data to support effective response and case management
The presentations and discussions in the webinars will cover the following issues:
- How to leverage currently available resources to train, support, and communicate with frontline health workers and others involved in the direct Ebola response through mobile technology;
- Ways to connect implementers to resources, collaborators, & sources of information;
- Improving opportunities to enable implementers and programmers to share efforts, collaborate, and avoid duplication.
An online Ebola Resource Center is being developed for participants to share messages, training content, guidance documents, and other information (launch on 21st October). In addition, a linked 4-week facilitated online discussion will take place in the Health Information for All Forum leading up to, during and after the webinars.
If you have content you would like to share in the Ebola Resource Center, please email Dave Potenziani at Intrahealth at email@example.com.