MSF staff, along with Ministry of Health staff, Red Cross volunteers, civil protection and police, have undergone specific COVID-19 clinical management and infection prevention and control training.
In the capital, Bissau, at the National Hospital Siamo Mendes (HNSM), we have provided training on infectio, prevention and control, water and sanitation, and waste management. We are also supporting triage of suspected cases.
We assisted in the set-up and are now supporting a local call centre and mobile response team who are doing case detection, alert confirmation and contact tracing. Health promotion and community engagement work is ongoing in HNSM and also with various communities in different areas of the city and SAB (sector autonomo de Bissau).