Infectious Diseases

© 2013 Charlotte Kesl Photography

To support the post-Ebola recovery effort and to strengthen the quality of clinical care in terms of infectious diseases (ID) in Connaught hospital our ID team is collaborating with the National Secretariat of HIV and National TB Secretariat to provide training to health workers and to advice on policies and national clinical guidelines for HIV and TB.

We are also working alongside Connaught Hospital doctors and nurses to improve local infectious disease recognition and management in A&E and the inpatient wards. Additionally, we intensively support infectious diseases teaching COMAHS, with lectures and workshops to improve knowledge of the most prevalent conditions admitted to the hospital.

Although the Ebola outbreak has effectively ended, KSLP infectious diseases volunteers continue to provide technical expertise in the management of suspected Ebola cases in the new Infectious diseases unit.

Within the Comprehensive Program for Ebola survivors (CPES) KSLP is also part of a new consortium of NGOs working to support Connaught Hospital in its role as the tertiary referral centre for Ebola survivors.

Having developed a wealth of experience during the Ebola outbreak, KSLP doctors have been invited to contribute internationally as part of the new WHO group, the Emerging Disease Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN) and as contributors to International guidelines about Viral Haemorrhagic Viral diseases, including Lassa and Ebola.

KSLP’s infectious diseases work is led from Sierra Leone by Dr Marta Lado (marta.lado@kcl.ac.uk) with support from the UK from Dr Colin Brown (colinbrown@doctors.net.uk).