19.1 ORP staff

Depending on the size of the ORP, the number of hours it is open per day, the number of patients attending, etc. 2 to 4 staff must always be present. This appendix describes 4 job profiles that can be covered by 2 people if the ORP is a small unit. For example, a health promoter is not essential if the nurse or health worker can carry out these tasks. If this is not the case, if there are a lot of patients, it is better to train one health promoter.

Nurse or health worker
Person responsible for the healthcare and supervision of patients, supply and management of the medical stock, preparation of ORS, patient information on treatment and prevention of cholera.
May be in charge of the overall operation of the ORP.

Health promoter
Person responsible for promoting hygiene in the ORP and in homes, and information and demonstrations on how to prepare ORS to continue treatment at home.

Logistics and water/sanitation aide
Person in charge of setting up and maintenance of the ORP, logistics supply and stock, potable water supply and sanitation.

Cleaner
Staff responsible for cleaning (inside and outside areas), managing patient excreta buckets and waste.