Since assuming management of the Ebola Training Academy from the UK Ministry of Defence on December 1, 2014, IOM has trained over 4000 national and international health care professionals on Infection Prevention and Control and Personal Protective Equipment with new modules coming online. The Academy is the largest training facility in the Ebola affected country and unique in the services it provides. The training takes place at Siaka Stevens National Stadium and the Faculty of Nursing, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone in Freetown. The stadium site also features a mock Ebola Treatment Unit for practical application of training modules.
The Academy has 30 trainers and 10 expert patients, who are Ebola survivors, on staff. In the following video Gibril Kamara, expert patient and survivor as well as doctor and IOM trainer, Dr Desmond Maada Kangba are featured at the Siaka Stevens Stadium site.
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