May 26, 2020
Mr. Mafigiri Richard, an Epidemiologist at Ministry of Health attended training on "Field Epidemiology to Strengthen the Preparedness for the Severe Infectious Disease Outbreaks for managers between September and October 2017.
Currently, Mr. Mafigiri is Coordinating the COVID-19 Response Team in South Western region, and is heavily involved in the fight against the pandemic at border entry points. He has conducted training of health workers and taking sample collections.
"The skills such as Investigations, leadership and outbreak management and control that I acquired from the training in Tokyo are very vital in the COVID-19 response processes"
Carrying out investigations in West Nile
Mafigiri Richard (in chequered shirt) Training health workers on integrated disease surveillance and response in Moyo District.
Mafigiri (in Blue shirt) assessing health facilities for readiness in Kisoro district
(In chequered shirt) Interviewing health workers in Kanungu district