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Haiti - COVID-19 : Training of agents of the National Ambulance Center at the International Airport
18/02/2020 09:46:30

Haiti - COVID-19 : Training of agents of the National Ambulance Center at the International Airport
At the initiative of the Department of Epidemiology, Laboratories and Research (DELR) of the Ministry of Public Health, agents from the National Ambulance Center (CAN) stationed at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, took part in a training on the prevention and control of a person suspected of being contaminated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

On the front line in the introduction of a possible suspected case of COVID-19, which could arrive by air, these CAN agents learned the management protocol, the use of personal protective equipment and the precautions to be taken in the transportation of any patient. Simulation sessions were conducted at the International Airport and personal protective equipment was provided to participants.

This 2-day training, given by Dr. Jeronimo Canahuiri Ayerbe and Dr. Daniella Satyr, both consultants for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Epidemiologist Apollon Destiné, airport surveillance manager and Dr. Joane Adrien, epidemiologist at DELR, is part of PAHO technical support to Haitian health authorities to consolidate preparation for a possible introduction of the new Coronavirus in the country.

COVID-19 Global report 18 February :
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the Coronavirus COVID-19 (laboratory and clinical confirmed cases) amounted to 73.336, an increase of 1.526 cases, 40% lower than the previous day https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30050-haiti-news-zapping.html ; 1,874 deaths (+ 5.6%), 99 more than the day before (1,775); 13,021 people healed, ie 1,741 people (+ 15.4%) more than the day before (6.9 times more healing than death compared to 5.8 times the day before).

To date there are outside China, 898 confirmed infected people worldwide (after removing duplicates)

Number of deaths abroad unchanged (4): 1 in the Philippines, 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in Japan, and 1 in France.

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