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Training for health professionals in Mali on disease prevention and waste management

May 4, 2018 - Mali


More than 50 people from Community Health Centers took part in trainings on good hygiene practices in healthcare settings. These trainings were held in the regions of Kayes, Sikasso, Segou, and Koulikoro in February and March 2018 at the Reference Health Centers. They took place as part of the LABOMEDCAMP project the Mérieux Foundation launched in Mali. This project aims to improve medical treatment for rural populations, particularly mothers and children, by setting up rural laboratories.

Training for health professionals in Mali on disease prevention and waste management

These training sessions were intended to improve the skills of cleaning staff in regards to disease prevention and waste management in healthcare settings.

The trainings included presentations on wastewater handling; the collection, transport, treatment, and elimination of waste; and the health and environmental risks related to waste. There were also practical exercises on how to clean the premises and surfaces and handle waste, and field visits to evaluate hygiene and cleanliness.

These sessions took place from February 27-March 2 in the region of Kayes; from March 6-9 in Koulikoro; from March 12-15 in Sikasso; and from March 20-23 in Segou. They were coordinated by the Mérieux Foundation in Mali, in collaboration with the NGO Santé Sud, the Government of Monaco, the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease, and the National Health Directorate (DNS). The training was led by a medical officer from the DNS Hygiene and Sanitation unit.

Learn more about the LABOMEDCAMP project