EPRP AVoHC SURGE Post Training Review to Enhance Upcoming Training
The Emergency Prepardness and Response (EPRP) Flagship Initiative AVoHC SURGE Post Training Review with expectations to enhance and strengthen the upcoming second round AVOHC SURGE Training which will commence in the coming month was conducted in Bishoft town from September 21 to 23,2023.
Mrs. Neima Zeinu of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute’s (EPHI) Prepardnes and Capacity Building Directorate Director and National AVoHC SURGE Training program focal person, in her opening said that as both trainees now assisting local emergency operations, and the trainer’s integral to launching SURGE, your candid perspectives are needed to advance the initiative. By identifying what elements of the curriculum and delivery most effectively built response-ready professionals, as well as areas warranting refinement, we can iteratively strengthen the program.
“By identifying what elements of the curriculum and delivery most effectively built response-ready professionals, as well as areas warranting refinement, we can iteratively strengthen the program,” added Neima.
Dr. Patrick Abok representative of World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that this post training review will enable us to prepare for the next round training, contextualizing training materials and how the general training was conducted. He further mentioned that Ethiopia has jumped from last to first in implementing this program and also said that W HO will continue to support the program.
Mr. Aschalew Abayneh Emergency Management Support Pillar Head prensented the overall feedbacks on the first training’s strength, weakness, areas to be improved and recommendations.
Mr. Aschalew also said that the program’s general target is to train 700 AVoHC SURGE experts and in the first training about 100 experts have complited their training.
The overarching goal of SURGE is to strengthen Ethiopia’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Through multi-sectoral coordination and integrated emergency rosters, the aim of the program is to develop in-country teams that can rapidly deploy technical expertise wherever public health crises emerge. In doing so the program wants to ensure continued quality healthcare access even during disruptions, while also mitigating wider social and economic impacts of threats like disease outbreaks.