The 21st century poses new and persisting challenges in detecting and managing infectious diseases like Ebola, cholera, SARS, influenza, and MERS-CoV among others. It is critical for countries to have risk communication capacities to support the prevention, detection and response to health challenges. Out of the 15 countries who are members of the ECOWAS, JEE missions have already been or are in the process of being conducted in the coming months. The 15 member countries of ECOWAS include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
This course aims to strengthen the capacity of the ECOWAS Region.