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New UN COVID field hospitals will treat humanitarian workers

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June 16th, 2020
DEVEX

Ian Norton and the international team at Respond Global have been working around the clock to assist the WHO in establishing UN clinical care COVID field hospitals to treat healthcare workers and humanitarian volunteers on the ground in Ghana.

The UN previously established treatment centres for humanitarian workers in West Africa and Congo during the Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016. But it has never before set up humanitarian field hospitals at this scale, in terms of speed, logistical capacity, and location.

While at the WHO Ian deployed for over 5 months to West Africa as part of the Ebola outbreak response in 2014/15 and led the coordination of 58 EMTs in three countries, so he has plenty of experience in understanding

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