The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will train health professionals from over 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the clinical management of patients with Ebola, announced this Friday the agency.
The training courses will be held from 1 to 3 December in Antigua and Barbuda for personal of the Caribbean, and from 9 to 11 December in Chile for workers in Latin America, of PAHO explained in a statement.
Participants in these courses then will train other health professionals in their countries with the support of PAHO, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).
“The goal of these workshops is to strengthen the capacity of clinical response of doctors and nurses that countries allocated to treat patients with Ebola,” said in the statement the director of the Department of Transmissible Diseases and Health Analysis of PAHO, Marcos Espinal .
Espinal said that doctors in the region will be more prepared “to detect early cases, isolate, treat and prevent the spread of the disease.”