For the fifth GIBACHT cohort 18 fellows have been selected, coming from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
GIBACHT fellows are professionals from biosecurity and biosafety
relevant fields and the workshop built on this experience using
interactive methods that allow not only learning from lecturers, but
also learning from each other and learning by doing. Apart from
classical biosecurity & biosafety topics such as outbreak prevention and
containment, the workshop touched upon issues that are not within the
everyday's work of Public Health professionals such as dual use issues
in research or on topics that are part of daily work in pertinent
discipline, but urgently require backup trainings such as sample
packaging and shipping. As part of the GIBACHT fellowship pertinent case
studies will be developed that can be used to train others in the
biosecurity & biosafety relevant scenarios.