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Efficiency by Edification (Effo) – Center of Excellence (COE)

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Copyright: Robert Koch Insittut/ Charité Universitätsmedizin

Together with other partners and with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Health, the project aims to build building a Special Isolation Unit (SIS) with intensive care capacities at Rwanda's most important university hospital in the capital Kigali. This centre of excellence (COE) is intended to serve as a training centre for health care workers in Rwanda and neighbouring countries. It will in addition provide new clinical options for patients with diseases caused by highly pathogenic microorganisms in the region. The objective is to respond more safely and effectively to outbreaks of highly pathogenic diseases such as Ebola and Marburg viruses with modern infrastructure and improved competence of health workers - on the spot, where the epidemic actually occurs and patients and (scarce) health workers are the first to be at risk. 

The Institute for International Health supports this project primarily in the area of specialist training in clinical and scientific work. This includes, among others, training needs assessments with studies on knowledge, attitudes and practices of selected medical professional groups in 2021 and 2022.

Project details

Copyright: Robert Koch Insittut/ Charité Universitätsmedizin

Key partners: Robert Koch Institute, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Institute of Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building of the Technische Universität Braunschweig (IKE-TUBS)  Speciality network: Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Medmissio Institute for Global Health
Project duration: 15.11.2021 – 14.11.2024
Funding: German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) within the framework of the Global Health Protection Programm (GHPP)
Project status: ongoing