Support the Medair emergency response team to more efficiently and effectively coordinate with the various stakeholders, but most specifically the Ebola Task Force and the commissions. The Liaison will work to effectively communicate about Medair’s activities and ensure critical information is shared bi-directionally between Medair and the Ebola Task Force and other actors.
On August 1st, 2018, an Ebola outbreak was declared in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. As of 6th of November, cases have crossed the 300 mark. Before the outbreak was declared, Medair was working in 47 health facilities in Eastern DRC, with Health, Nutrition, and WASH related interventions. Beginning with areas where the risk is most elevated, Medair is ensuring that supported health centres are equipped to triage patients at the entrance to the health centre before isolating suspected Ebola cases in a temporary isolation area, while arranging for referral. Health centre staff are being trained on how to consistently implement screening, isolation and referral without exposing themselves or other patients to the risk of being infected with Ebola Virus Disease. At each health facility, a package of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support is being provided, both in the health facilities themselves, and in selected communities.