TEPHINET Helps Implement Biosafety and Biosecurity Workshop in Morocco

From March 20-24, 2017, TEPHINET helped to implement a workshop on biosafety and biosecurity at the National School of Public Health in Rabat, Morocco.

The purpose of the workshop was to provide FETP residents and others working across biorisk management training focused on chemical, radiation emergencies and threats of infectious diseases. The knowledge acquired through the workshop helps build capacity in emergency preparedness and response.

Given the threat of emerging infectious diseases coupled with the existence of weaponizable pathogens, new frontline public health professionals, including laboratory staff and field epidemiology trainees, must be well-trained and informed about these dangers.