Via ReliefWeb, a report from ALIMA: Lassa fever in Togo: ALIMA sends a team to assess needs. Excerpt:
Following confirmation of several cases of Lassa fever in Togo, a team from ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) is currently conducting a needs assessment of the health structures and local population in Togo’s Savannah region, in the north of the country.
According to the Togolese Ministry of Health, since February 25, at least seven cases have been confirmed and four deaths were reported. Dozens of contacts are currently being monitored.
“Our team, composed of an infectious disease researcher, a nurse and a biosafety expert, is ready to support health authorities in strengthening infection control and prevention measures in healthcare facilities,” explains Augustin Augier, secretary general of ALIMA, currently in Togo.
The organization is also supplying medical and logistical equipment necessary for patient isolation, medical care, sanitation and protection of national health teams.