Taiwan CDC thanks Derekduck Industries Corp. for donating personal protective clothing to aid government’s efforts in tackling ongoing Ebola outbreaks in West Africa
On November 25, 2014, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) presented a certificate of appreciation to Derek Duck Industries Corp. for donating 10,000 sets of personal protective clothing in contribution to the government’s Ebola preparedness and response efforts. Taiwan CDC Director-General Steve Hsu-Sung Kuo praised their donation and the company’s commitment to their corporate social responsibility practices, acting as a role model to be emulated in the industry.
To ensure thorough implementation of infection control practices in health-care settings and proper donning, wearing and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare workers, Taiwan CDC has revised its PPE recommendation for Ebola based on the World Health Organization PPE guidance. In addition, Taiwan CDC has requested all regional-level and above hospitals to train their frontline healthcare workers the proper donning, wearing and doffing of PPE in order to ensure their safety and the safety of the patients. The revised PPE recommendation for Ebola is available on the Taiwan CDC website.