Did you know there is an infectious disease hospital in Lagos state? It’s called Mainland Hospital and it’s located in Yaba, Lagos.
With the world now facing a possible pandemic with the new coronavirus COVID-19 that’s rapidly spreading around the globe, there was an urgent need to conduct an emergency training for frontline health workers to quickly build their capacity to manage these public health threats, increase Lagos state’s level of outbreak preparedness, and protect its health workers and communities.
That’s why over the last 2 days, we partnered with Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA) and Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) to execute an emergency infection prevention and control (IPC) training for Mainland Hospital staff.
Before the training, we conducted a needs/risk assessment and situational analysis of the state of IPC in the hospital which helped us develop a training curriculum that was well suited to fill the gaps in IPC knowledge and practice that we identified.
Over the course of the 2 days, we trained 33 key staff (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, epidemiologists, Infection Prevention and Control team members, and hygienists) representing 6 departments.
We also provided 10 Veronica buckets (covered buckets with taps), 10 regular buckets, and 30 flex canvas posters to the hospital to reinforce the IPC messages and provide 10 stations for hand hygiene to be placed throughout the facility.
We look forward to continuing to support Mainland Hospital – Lagos’ premier infectious disease health facility that serves the entire state.