Lesotho Initiates AVoHC-SURGE Onboarding Coaching for 50 Responders

Lesotho Initiates AVoHC-SURGE Onboarding Coaching for 50 Responders

Maseru– As a part of the Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Flagship Initiative to make sure well being safety in Africa, the Authorities of Lesotho yesterday launched the AVoHC-SURGE onboarding coaching for 50 responders in Leribe District.   

The coaching is a part of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Flagship Initiative Roadmap launched on March 19, 2024, with assist from the World Well being Organisation(WHO) Regional Workplace for Africa and funding from the International, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace, FCDO.

In 2023, the nation enrolled within the WHO EPR Flagships initiative with the overarching aim of selling well being safety within the African Area and contributing to reaching Sustainable Improvement Aim 3 – “Guarantee wholesome lives and promote well-being for all ages”.

In the course of the launch of the coaching the EPR Flagship Coordinator, Zewdu Assefa Edea highlighted that WHO is implementing three Emergency, Preparedness, and Response flagship initiatives that are (i) selling the resilience of methods for emergencies (PROSE) (ii) reworking African surveillance methods (TASS), and (iii) strengthening and using response teams for emergencies (SURGE). This coaching is a part of the 4 pillars of SURGE’s flagship initiative, particularly the workforce pillar.

He added that the AVoHC-SURGE coaching could be supplied in two phases. The primary part is the onboarding coaching whereas the second part includes specialised in-depth coaching. The coordinator famous that members have been drawn from a number of sectors contemplating the One Well being strategy and have been chosen by a rigorous course of led by the multisectoral choice committee.

In his opening remarks, the Chairperson of Social Cluster for Lesotho, Hon. Mokhothu Makhalanyane thanked WHO for his or her steady monetary and technical assist to strengthen the well being sector.

“The Kingdom of Lesotho is happy about this coaching because it focuses on enhancing SURGE capability within the nation throughout public well being emergencies, by equipping professionals with the information and expertise wanted to make sure high quality care supply below intense strain”, Hon. Makhalanyane said.

Talking through the opening ceremony, WHO Consultant to Lesotho, Dr. Richard Banda said that this initiative, coordinated by WHO and Africa CDC, goals to strengthen Member States’ capability to arrange for, detect, and reply to well being emergencies.

Dr. Banda reiterated WHO’s dedication to proceed working with the Authorities and companions to construct a robust, multidisciplinary workforce for well being emergencies within the nation.

As well as, the Nationwide Coordinator for Africa CDC in Lesotho, Ester Muchenje expressed her hope that this coaching will produce the much-needed pool of well being professionals able to responding to emergencies inside 24 to 48 hours of prevalence in Lesotho and all through the continent.

Lesotho is one among 23 international locations at the moment implementing the flagship initiative and it’s the 18th nation the place at the least a module of the coaching is being carried out. 17 international locations have accomplished the onboarding coaching.

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