SimCHOLERA Project Adopted in Central African Republic

AMP (Agence de Medecine Preventive) organized a meeting to present the SimCHOLERA project to local authorities in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) on December 12, 2012.

Developed in collaboration with Africhol, SimCHOLERA is a one-year, game-based distance learning project that aims to improve health worker skills in cholera surveillance, prevention, and epidemic management in Chad and CAR.

During the meeting, which brought together partners involved in the fight against cholera in CAR, the Ministry of Health committed to adopt the project and to support its implementation. Particular emphasis was placed on the need for capacity building, and mechanisms to ensure country ownership and sustainability of the project.

In all, 60 health workers at all levels of the health system in CAR will receive training through the project.

Developed and implemented by AMP, SimCHOLERA is financed by Save the Children, via GlaxoSmithKline. SimCHOLERA's action is complementary to the interventions of Africhol in Sub-Saharan Africa.