BMJ Press Release: BMJ provides Ebola resources to support healthcare workers in Democratic Republic of the Congo

31 May, 2018

Dear HIFA team - please could you send the following communication to colleagues via the HIFA forums.

Best wishes

Tracy Eastman

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BMJ Press Release: Wednesday 30 May 2018

BMJ provides Ebola resources to support healthcare workers in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Following the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, BMJ is providing free access to a range of evidence-based online resources to support healthcare workers with the early detection, diagnosis and management of Ebola.

Free information about the Ebola virus and how best to treat it, is available from BMJ Best Practice [https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/1210], the clinical support tool from BMJ, for clinicians working on the frontline in affected rural and urban regions of DR Congo. The information has been reviewed and aligned with WHO guidance.

For health professionals located outside affected regions, online learning courses from BMJ Learning [http://learning.bmj.com/learning/module-intro/.html?moduleId=10058695] offer guidance on how to recognise who is most at risk and how to manage suspected cases of Ebola in primary care.

Go to http://www.bmj.com/ebola

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HIFA profile: Tracy Eastman is a medical doctor and health manager. She is Director of International development of PACK (Practical Approach to Care Kit), working for the University of Cape Towns Lung Institute Knowledge Translation Unit, South Africa (UCT KTU), in partnership with the British Medical Journal (BMJ). She is based in London. Professional interests: Primary care, Public health, Global health, Health service management, Health IT, Health Knowledge management. Collaboration and partnership to enable and improve health services for the most needy in LMIC communities. teastman AT bmj.com