The resource person at the workshop, a Consultant Epidemiologist, based in the UK, Dr. Femi Oshin, said that the workshop was organised to give adequate information to participants on the strategic response plan to the disease that has claimed over 1500 lives in West Africa.
He highlighted a summarised six level response plan to EVD from level zero to five.
These focused on the ongoing feasible threat from EVD, remote threat of EVD in West Africa, single case of EVD in Nigeria with containment achieved, multiple cases with containment failed, single case in Ondo State and lastly multiple cases of EVD in Ondo State.
Dr Oshin has gotten experience on Ebola from Liberia and Sierra Leone two countries mostly hit by the epidemic.
He said that after the training, stakeholders would in turn train other Primary Healthcare Coordinators at the local governments level.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, said the workshop was organised to educate the participants on EVD. No case of Ebola has been reported in Ondo State, but the government said it was necessary to educate health workers on how to tackle the disease ahead of time.
Nineteen cases of Ebola have been reported so far in Nigeria in Lagos and Rivers States.