FORT BELVOIR, Va.– Members of the Protection Risk Discount Company (DTRA), the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) and over 350 well being consultants from Cameroon and around the globe attended the fourth annual Worldwide Discussion board on Public Well being Emergency Operations Heart in Yaoundé, Cameroon Nov. Sept. 11. The discussion board targeted on lessons-learned from the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthening public well being emergency administration methods and surveillance.
Since 2015, DTRA has been working with Cameroon on efforts corresponding to establishing a frontline epidemiology coaching program, developing the Public Well being Emergency Operations Heart (PHEOC) with the CDC and renovating the Nationwide Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET) in Yaoundé, with two different LANAVET renovations at present being labored on. The frontline epidemiology coaching program has educated over 1,000 frontline individuals and is increasing to incorporate different Central African individuals in future cohorts. The PHEOC that DTRA constructed was turned over to Cameroon formally in Might 2020 and it has taken the lead on COVID-19 surveillance and reporting. By way of this partnership, Cameroon has been empowered with world-class coaching and the instruments essential to fight lethal illnesses and virus outbreaks whereas defending their inhabitants.
DTRA held two trainings on incident administration methods, one being a foundational course for operational individuals and the second was an government course for resolution makers.
In her remarks from the discussion board, DTRA Organic Risk Cameroon Nation Supervisor Hayley Aron highlighted the energy and significance of the partnership with Cameroon.
“Collectively, we construct capabilities and create efficient networks that allow reporting of organic threats. Worldwide companion success is success for world well being and for the safety of all of the African individuals” she stated.
The discussion board has mirrored the sturdy partnership between DTRA and Cameroon and has proven that nation is best ready to reply and deal with public well being emergency responses.
For extra data on DTRA’s packages in Cameroon and different areas, go to www.dtra.mil.
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