Madam Louise Brooks said to have an effective grip on a given disease outbreak, all stakeholders must communicate with various partners so that efficiency and effectiveness will be the hallmark in combating the outbreak.
Madam Brooks made the statement over the weekend in the conference hall of the C. H. Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata at a one-day orientation meeting for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (EPR).
Brooks said the meeting was intended to orientate the Margibi County Health Team (CHT) senior management and response pillar leads of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development on EPR.
Madam Brooks said the meeting also provided the opportunity for consortium partners, including Save the Children International, International Medical Corp and Global Communities to explain the objectives and activities afoot for 2016.
She further disclosed that the meeting will assist the Margibi County Health Team in the implementation and augmentation of the county’s EPR plan.
Other objectives of the OFDA EPR plan include strengthening community resilience, creating and maintaining a knowledge bank of resources, including all epidemic response personnel rosters, up- to-date Ministry of Health polices, World Health Organization protocols, useful toolkits and training resources.
Madam Brooks called on health partners in Margibi County to continue the constant communication engagement strategies as it is the most effective and efficient way to maintain good relationship among them.
For his part, Margibi County acting Health Officer, Dr. Adolphus Yeah, thanked the health partners for their continuous support to the health team.
Dr. Yeah recounted the many meaningful contributions these partners in Margibi County have made especially during the outbreak of the Ebola
Virus Disease in the country.