Until today, only one triage using thermo flash and hand-washing stations was operational at one of the many entrances of the hospital, which was counting about 3,000 entries a day. In agreement with the board of the hospital and in order to secure the establishment, the decision of limiting the number of entries has been taken, according to the following criteria: 1 pedestrian access for visitors and patients 1 pedestrian access for the hospital’s staff 1 access by car for the staff 1 access for ambulances In order to make the triage system sustainable, WAHA International is building an innovating triage unit for the visitors and patients’ entrance. To secure the site, distributors of alcohol-based gel and a thermal camera are set up. With the aim of securing the flow of visitors and patients, as well as being able to isolate any suspected case, setting up this triage system implies rehabilitating the left side of the building. At the same time, WHO is renovating the staff entrance and building another triage unit, which should be achieved in a few weeks. WAHA International chose two technologies which facilitate the flow of people and, at the same time, which ensure an efficient screening of any Ebola suspected case: the contactless distributors of alcohol-based gel are ready for use, automatic, and do not worsen the hospital’s water deficit; the thermal camera provides a much more reliable and fast way to read temperature, whereas the thermo flash can be incorrectly set or used. Aware that the Ebola crisis was partly fueled by the weakness of local health systems, WAHA International is committed to their reinforcement. The construction of this new unit at the entrance of an important hospital of the capital is part of this strategy.
The Guinean Anti-Ebola Coordination entrusted WAHA International with the construction of a new triage system at the entrance of the Ignace Deen hospital, located in the Kaloum neighborhood of Conakry, with the collaboration of the World Health Organization (WHO).