Our work in Botswana has been extended

A team of five doctors and nurses will remain in Botswana as part of our COVID-19 response for a further 28 days (until 9th October 2021).

Now that COVID-19 case numbers have significantly reduced in Botswana, the team can consolidate the skills taught during their one to one and small group on the job-mentoring sessions and deliver group training reaching larger numbers of staff.

Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital has recently hired a new cohort of junior nurses who will benefit significantly from this additional training helping them and their seniors to prepare for a potential fourth wave of the virus.

“Our main focus over the next 28 days will be to consolidate the health worker's COVID 19 case management skills and develop a national pool of trainers who can cascade this knowledge to the whole country.” - Team Lead, Eunice Chege

They will continue to train staff at Princess Marina and Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospitals in Gaborone focusing on how doctors, nurses and cleaners can keep themselves, patients and visitors safe from infection, the importance of zoning hospital areas and how to put on and take off PPE safely.

Clinical case management skills will include basic and advanced life support, non-invasive ventilation and intubation and patient management including escalation and handover.  

Learn more about our COVID-19 response work >

We’re grateful to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for UK Aid funding from the British people to fund this important response (as part of the UK Emergency Medical Team).

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