Group photo, District-level Rapid Response Team Training, Gbarpolu County, Liberia

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District-level Rapid Response Team Training, Gbarpolu County, Liberia

On July 18-22, 2022, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), in collaboration with African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), conducted a five-day district-level Rapid Response Team (RRT) training workshop simultaneously across all the districts in Gbarpolu County, Liberia. Districts in Gbarpolu County included Bopolu, Belle, Bokomu, Kungba, and Gbarma. A total of 50 participants (10 in each district) were drawn from the One Health institutions/line Ministries/Agencies, including human, animal, and environmental health sectors. The workshop was marked by in-class lessons, quizzes, pre and post-tests, table-top simulation exercises, and field simulation exercises.

Group photo, District-level Rapid Response Team Training, Gbarpolu County, Liberia
Dr. Peter George (County Health Officer, Gbarpolu County) welcoming participants to the training
Faith Kamara Whesseh (Emergency Response Coordinator, AFENET Liberia) addressing the participants
Mr. Nathaniel Dovillie (Emergency Preparedness and Response focal person, NPHIL) debriefing the participants before field simulation exercise
Trainees donning personal protective equipment to respond to a Lassa fever outbreak during field simulation exercise
Gbarma district during Table-top exercise
Bopolu district during Table-top exercise, supervised by Dr. Darlay (Gborpolu County)
Kungba district during Table-top exercise, supervised by Leroy Maximore (Facilitator, AFENET Liberia)
Kungba district
Bopolu district group photo with Faith Kamara Whesseh (Emergency Response Coordinator, AFENET Liberia)
Bokomu district group photo with Lily Sanvee-Blebo (Facilitator, AFENET Liberia)
Gbarma district group photo with Godwin Akpan (Facilitator, AFENET Liberia)
Belle district group photo with Faith Kamara Whesseh (Emergency Response Coordinator, AFENET Liberia)
Kungba district group photo with Dr. Peter George (County Health Officer, Gbarpolu County), Faith Kamara Whesseh (Emergency Response Coordinator, AFENET Liberia), and Leroy Maximore (Facilitator, AFENET Liberia)