Fourteen participants from 13 countries completed the first workshop of this year's GIBACHT Fellowship Programme at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg/Germany.
GIBACHT is a multilateral fellowship training programme in biosafety and biosecurity. GIBACHT is part of the German Biosecurity Programme and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
In order to strengthen national capacity in disaster management and preparedness, GIBACHT aims to provide knowledge and skills on intentional and unintentional infectious disease threats and their control.
During the one-year fellowship, participants gain theoretical knowledge through a blended learning approach, apply their new skills in simulation exercises, and develop their own teaching materials for implementation at their home institutions.