EPHI Declared Activation of PHEOC IMS
The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) declared the activation of Novel Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Public Health Emergency Operation Center Incident Management System (PHEOC IMS) to relevant partners and stakeholders on January 31, 2020
“In fact the preparedness and response activities have been going on since the Coronavirus outbreak happened. The declaration is to notify relevant partners and stakeholders about the Center and systematize how we can work together,” said Dr. Ebba Abate Director General of EPHI in his welcoming speech.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation and Ethiopia Preparedness brief update, and Summary of World Health Organization PHIEC Statement and Recommendations were presented which were followed by discussion and a visit to PHEOC.
Representatives from Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, CDC-Ethiopia, Regional Health Bureaus, World Vision, USAID, International Committee of the Red Cross and International Organization for Migration are participating on the meeting.