Practice Makes Perfect: Ebola Response Simulation Exercise

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At the Military Hospital in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, 49 trained and vetted medical personnel—including nurses, doctors, midwives, lab technicians, hygiene experts, logisticians, psychologists, and social workers on teams from four departments—prepare to put themselves to the test to prevent the spread of a simulated Ebola viral disease (EVD) outbreak. The Military Hospital, which serves a population of approximately 750,000 people, is one of only two hospitals in the southern part of Benin designated to serve as an EVD treatment center.

With assistance of the USAID-funded Advancing Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health (ANCRE) project, the Military Hospital’s EVD treatment center was set-up, equipped, and operationalized within a year.


Publication Date 
July 2017
Resource Type 
Success Stories
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