Outbreak and Epidemic Prevention in Liberia

Jaya Chimnani, Jarrod Goentzel, Erin Hasselberg
Partner: Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL)

September 2015 - August 2017

In 2014, the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab (MIT HRL) in the Center for Transportation & Logistics joined the Academic Consortium to Combat Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL) to respond to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Following the response, MIT HRL continued collaboration with ACCEL on a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide training and strengthen systems aimed at preventing future outbreaks and epidemics.

As a partner in this proposal, MIT HRL provided support for following activities: (1) assistance with managing international procurement of emergency care and infection protection and control supplies; (2) development of a training curriculum on inventory management and logistics management information systems (LMIS); (3) delivery of an initial and an enhanced training on inventory management and LMIS; (4) support for master trainers on implementation of LMIS and inventory management training; and, (5) development of pre-service training curriculum in supply chain management for the University of Liberia School of Pharmacy.

 

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