The Ministry of Nicely being of the Republic of Armenia with the EMT Secretariat from the WHO Regional Office for Europe and WHO Headquarters have concluded their preparatory discussions with an settlement to hold the EMT World Meeting 2022 in Yerevan. Armenia will host this high-level worldwide event throughout the fall 2022.
About Emergency Medical Teams
An Emergency Medical Group (EMT) is a gaggle of properly being expert providing direct scientific care to populations affected by properly being emergencies. EMTs are best positioned to shortly reply to meet the excess properly being care desires immediately after a sudden onset disaster, all through an outbreak or to assist difficult emergencies akin to conflicts and protracted crises. The WHO EMT Group is comprised of teams, technical specialists and companions all through organizations and networks. As of 1 April 2022, there are nearly 100 teams throughout the technique of worldwide classification and 32 WHO categorised teams globally whose capacities deploy every nationally and internationally. The European Space is a world chief in its dedication to the EMT Initiative, home to 16 of these internationally categorised teams – or half of all categorised EMTs.
Strengthening nationwide emergency workforce capacities
This might be the primary time an EMT worldwide meeting is being hosted in Yerevan — located throughout the coronary coronary heart of the South Caucasus — and throughout the WHO European Space. Welcoming the settlement to host the EMT World Meeting in Yerevan, Ms Anahit Avanesyan, Armenian Minister of Nicely being, expressed the urgent need for strengthening nationwide properly being emergency readiness and response capacities. She thanked the WHO and its EMT Secretariat for serving to “scale-up the nationwide medical surge functionality to stay to WHO necessities, and grow to be part of the worldwide EMT group”.
The tactic of enchancment of the Armenian Nationwide Emergency Response Medical Group has made considerable progress since its establishment closing yr beneath the auspices of the Ministry of stays a priority to the nation, Avanesyan acknowledged. “Web internet hosting the EMT World Meeting is a milestone for Armenia that may positively highlight nationwide efforts for added enhancing public properly being strategies”, she added.
Dr Jihane Tawilah, WHO Guide to Armenia, appreciated “the whole dedication of the Ministry of Nicely being and its administration to make the forthcoming event successful. I am more than happy that WHO with the EMT group are contributing to further properly being safety in Armenia, thus benefiting all residents.” Dr Tawilah added: “Supporting the Ministry of Nicely being to protected a resilient properly being system is among the many priorities of WHO in Armenia and may solely be achieved with our companions”.
Dr Gerald Rockenschaub, WHO Regional Emergency Director for Europe, well-known the concrete progress achieved by the Armenian Ministry of Nicely being in strengthening the Nationwide Emergency Response Medical Group. He thanked Armenia for agreeing to host the upcoming worldwide conference, stating: “The place of Emergency Medical Teams has in no way been further essential, and its evolution amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and fairly a number of emergencies and crises has been a testament to that. Armenia will in all probability offer an important platform for the EMTs globally to assemble and give attention to priorities, work plans and subsequent steps educated by outcomes from the seventy fifth World Nicely being Assembly”.
Rising EMT worldwide method
EMT worldwide conferences have proved instrumental in steering the trail of the initiative all through and inside WHO Areas, upholding necessities of care in emergencies and fostering collaboration and assist from the various Member States and companions of the group and other people involved in EMT surge response. This 3-day event will embrace plenary courses, regional group courses and specialty, technical streams.
Flavio Salio, EMT Group Chief, WHO Nicely being Emergencies Programme, stated: “Following postponements on account of COVID-19, the upcoming fifth EMT worldwide meeting is essential for Member States and companions of the group to analysis what has been achieved in current occasions, assemble on courses found and best practices, and data the long run strategic path of the Initiative and its group.”
Given that inception of the EMT Initiative, 4 worldwide conferences have been held, bringing collectively the assorted neighborhood of EMT suppliers, member states and companions and providing a platform for the occasion of world method for the initiative.
These conferences have proved instrumental in steering the trail of the initiative all through and inside WHO Areas and fostering collaboration and assist from the various Member States and companions of the group and other people involved in EMT surge response. This 3-day event will embrace plenary courses, regional group courses and specialty, technical streams.
WHO’s Nicely being Emergencies Programme (WHE) will make funds on the market to cowl meeting costs and participation of representatives from low- and middle-income worldwide places. The assistance and expertise of WHE/EURO and WHO Nation Office in Armenia will in all probability be provided for facilitating required assist, along with nonetheless not restricted to web internet hosting preparations and logistics.