The Nationwide training for Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness was a success
The national program management for epidemic preparedness (PMEP) training is now being performed in the Sidama region. This training will help the countries to expedite epidemic preparedness through meaningful peer exchange and practical learning.
At the beginning of the training, Dr. Feyesa Regassa, the International Health Regulation (IHR) Ethiopia coordinator and one health focal point (IHR-NFP), stated that the Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) is undertaking major intervention to strengthen International Health Regulation (IHR) capacities in Ethiopia as well. This is being done in order to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent, detect, and quickly respond to any public health emergencies as well as to strengthen national health security.
Dr. Feyesa emphasized that the EPHI is conducting the second Joint External Evaluation (JEE) with key sectors and partners to assess the IHR capacities and that the second National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) will be developed based on the findings of the JEE and other assessments. In order to equip experts with the necessary information, skills, and tools to create feasible plans for all government sectors, it is anticipated that the training would promote multisectoral collaboration among the many government departments.
EPHI and Resolve to Save Lives Ethiopia collaborated to organize the training. The training was attended by 40 representatives from the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority, the Armauer Hansen Research Institute, the Ministry of Health, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Health Organization Ethiopia country office, and Resolve to Save Lives Ethiopia