In partnership with Assist International through the Safe Surgery 2020 initiative, SPECT trained 65 health care workers in the Amhara and Tigray regions of Ethiopia. 27 participants also completed a training of trainers (ToT) workshop. These ToT's went on to train over 250 additional workers on sterile processing practices.
SPECT personnel consulted with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to update the national infection prevention and control manual, which governs sterile processing practices.
Partnering with Lifebox, SPECT also developed and taught two Safer Surgical Instrument workshops in Addis Ababa for 50 workers from 3 facilities, with 12 of those participants attending a ToT workshop.
"Thank you for the training you’ve provided us. Because of this training, we’re now able to practice a scientific sterilization technique. I’ve already distributed all the equipment we received to each of the sterilization areas. We appreciate all of the support and encouragement". – Adishehu Hospital, Melaku Fikadu, Head of Infection Prevention Services