ANCRE Team Honored at Ebola Symposium

The Advancing Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health (ANCRE) team in Benin was recognized recently for their work on Ebola and Lassa Fever, which they presented at Benin’s National Ebola Symposium on July 20, 2016.

The symposium’s theme, “Lassa Fever yesterday, today, and tomorrow: Perspectives and Lessons Learned,” offered ANCRE an opportunity to share recent accomplishments under the project’s new Ebola component. ANCRE’s work in Ebola, Lassa Fever, and other hemorrhagic fevers was presented by Estelle Codo, Community Health Systems Technical Advisor, and Marius Awonon, mHealth Specialist, at the symposium.  

ANCRE presented two posters (“Effective and Pragmatic Response to the Lassa Fever Outbreak in Tchaourou, Benin” and “CommCare: A technological innovation for prevention of and efficient response to Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Other Potential Epidemics”), which were both well received—the first poster was recognized as the third-best abstract of the event and the best among all of the implementing partners (the first two awards were for posters from the MOH). 

After the symposium, Chief of Party Dr. Kanon received a personal congratulatory phone call from the Secretary General of the MOH, thanking the ANCRE team for their hard work and participation in the event.

Three staff member receiving award
Award recipients (left to right) Marius Awonon, mHealth Specialist, Camille Gougnimenou, Ebola Technical Coordinator, and Estelle Codo, Community Health Systems Technical Advisor, 2016
Date 
August 05, 2016
Authors 
Communications Team
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