New Call for IPC specialists for Ebola Outbreak
In an effort to stop the spread of the disease and treat infected patients, the WHO Department of Service Delivery and Safety is continuing to provide leadership on IPC in the ongoing response. To deliver on this commitment, the IPC team is currently working closely with countries on specific and focused IPC projects and some team members, including myself, are undertaking frequent missions to the countries concerned. The experience so far has been exciting and very positive, with many lessons learned and outstanding collaborations with national colleagues and partners.
Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Network, seeks your practical support with this public health emergency in West Africa. There is still a strong and immediate need for IPC specialists to be deployed in the affected countries in the next six months. Currently recruiting English- or French-speaking IPC qualified medical and nursing staff who could assist on the ground for a period ranging from 6 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. They will be offered WHO Consultant contracts for these deployments.
The work will mainly take place at national or district level, in collaboration with our IPC team and country offices. It will be focused on the following objectives, in collaboration with the ministries of health and partners (e.g. CDC, DFID, etc):
- To assess IPC and quality of care standards in Ebola facilities;
- To implement immediate improvement actions based on the results of assessments to improve IPC, triage and quality of care in facilities caring for Ebola patients;
- To improve implementation of IPC standards for triage posts and isolation in non-Ebola health-care facilities;
- To improve IPC knowledge and increase availability of IPC expertise to support a safe and rapid recovery of the affected health systems.
You or your colleagues may be able to support this effort or might know of someone who would be qualified.
Anyone with IPC qualifications and experience interested in this call, should apply to this vacancy
If your profile is suitable, you will be contacted very soon thereafter.
Given the immediate need, your timely response would be much appreciated.
If you are interested submit your CV via this link
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