We ’re Moving Fast to Help Health Workers Worldwide Combat COVID-19
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive OfficerMarch 26, 2020Today, asCOVID-19 continues to invade our thoughts and lives, my mind is on frontline health workers.They don’t have the option to work from home, as many of us are doing today. They’re on the front lines as I write this—in hospitals, clinics, and triage centers around the world—putting themselves at risk to stop this pandemic. Now, more than ever,health workers need our support.Last week, as I began my new job as president&CEO at IntraHealth International, I saw that our country and global teams had mobilized immediately to adapt our programs in the communities we serve to respond to COVID-19:In Rwanda, our team is redirecting the systems and procedures we helped establish to prevent an Ebola outbreak—including a national call center, isolation units, and training for health workers on surveillance, screening, case management, and infection prevention—toward the country’s national COVID-19 response. In Mali, we’re helping the country prepare through a well-coordinated One Health multisectoral approach. Already our team is reinforcing frontline health workers with new standard operating procedures, updated guidelines, and tools adapted specifically for COVID-19. In Liberia, the Ministry of Health is usingmHero—a two-way communication platform that we and our partners developed during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa—as a survei...
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