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  • 03/22/2019

    Strengthening women’s participation in the long-term training programme - DQA 7

    The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices/BfArM is devoting its seventh training round to women analysts.

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  • 11/30/2018

    EFFO trains second cohort of trainers in Rwanda

    At the request of our Rwandan partners, a second cohort of ten EFFO trainers was trained. This was at the backdrop of the recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the bordering province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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  • 09/27/2018

    International Symposium of the Global Health Protection Programme 2018

    The International Symposium of the Global Health Protection Programme (GHPP) took place in Berlin from the 25th to the 26th of September 2018. Experts from 19 countries as well as representatives of German federal ministries and institutions discussed project results and current challenges in the prevention and control of disease outbreaks.

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  • 09/07/2018

    EFFO has been in Rwanda several times

    The EFFO team has trained medical staff and nurses in Rwanda several times. As a neighbouring country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this region is at increased risk of being confronted with Ebola.

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  • 08/20/2018

    Dedication of the PCR laboratory, NCTH Ragama

    The IDEA project is concerned with the improvement of diagnostics for highly pathogenic viruses in Sri Lanka. Increasing numbers of infections with such pathogens have been observed in Sri Lanka for years, like Dengue and Chikungunya fever and an unexpectedly high number of encephalitis cases of unknown etiology. The corresponding project report can be found here.

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  • 05/15/2018

    Support in the framework of refugee aid in Bangladesh

    Two RKI colleagues from the surveillance department are currently in Bangladesh for six weeks through the Global Health Programme to support the surveillance of and response to infectious diseases in the Rohingya refugee camps and to help contain the outbreak of diphtheria.

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  • 05/07/2018

    Diagnostic training for highly pathogenic viruses at the RKI

    The IDEA project is concerned with improving the diagnosis of highly pathogenic viruses in Sri Lanka as part of the Global Health Protection Programme. Against the background of the most severe dengue virus outbreak in 2017, intensive training on PCR diagnostics of highly pathogenic viruses was therefore held at the RKI from 24 April to 7 May 2018.

    The corresponding project report can be found here.

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  • 04/20/2018

    Lassa fever outbreak control

    Two RKI staff members worked for three weeks in the Incident Coordination Center (ICC) for Lassa fever at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

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  • 10/04/2017

    Symposium of the Global Health Protection Programme 2017

    Created by Matthias Peltzer | | 2017

    From 19. – 20. October 2017 the Global Health Protection Programme Symposium took place in Potsdam with representatives from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Ministry of Interior, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Ministry of Defence, German Red Cross and the Friedrich Löffler Institute and project team members.

    The Global Health Programm started in 2016 was created based on the lessons learned from the Westafrican Ebola crisis. Implementing...

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  • 09/30/2017

    Tracking down the ebola reservoir

    | 2017

    Since 2014 the world public has been thinking of West Africa with the keyword ‘Ebola’. However, the highly pathogenic agent, the Zaire Ebola virus, was discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the former Zaire, where it has since regularly led to disease outbreaks.

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