On May 4-12, 2017, P&R provided technical support to a workshop organized by West African Health Organization (WAHO) to mobilize and train a Côte d’Ivoire Rapid Response Team (RRT). P&R reviewed the RRT Training Curriculum and co-facilitated the training of National Rapid Response Team (NRRT) in Cote d’Ivoire.
This collaborative work with WAHO follows on successful support in September 2016 in Accra, Ghana to prepare and conduct the Team Building Workshop for the ECOWAS Regional Rapid Response Team (ERRT).
During the training session on the One Health approach, P&R stressed the importance of the approach and discussed efforts for the institutionalization of One Health with the establishment of platforms in Africa and Asia.
P&R also presented several examples of benefits for multisectoral teams in the prevention and response to public health threats.
The training of the NRRT of Côte d’Ivoire was used as a test, and the lessons learned will help adjust materials for training other country NRRTs.