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IRCS Takes part in Emergency Health Working Group


ROME, July 15 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) took part in the Emergency Health Working Group 2018 held in Italy on June, 24-29. 

The meeting was aimed at reaching the objective of scaling up cooperation and review of operational processes of the emergency response units of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

During the 6-day meeting, where Dr. Afshin Alikhani, IRCS general director of health and treatment, attended, various subjects were discussed such as updating the system and information-related processes of teams and emergency response units, community-based surveillance (CBS), public health activities in emergencies, importance of epidemiologic consideration, International Federation’s report on plague, ebola, and Bangladesh’s operation, structure of pre-hospital response units, structure of services at emergency response units, Improvement of the safety of emergency response unit Personnel, leadership in operations, analytical assessment of the performance of emergency response units of National Societies in Bangladesh, and response base on green management, etc.

IRCS’ humanitarian activities for Myanmar displaced people in Bangladesh were praised in the meeting, and IRCS was lauded for enjoying emergency medical team type 1 by representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Bangladesh.

Furthermore, it was decided that Iran will host training courses of emergency health and treatment in current year’s autumn.

Participants also congratulated joining of IRCS as a Muslim National Society to the IFRC emergency response unit, and IRCS became a member of the development team of guideline of the emergency response unit of the International Federation for rehabilitation.

The meeting was held in the presence of senior officials of IFRC, and representatives of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), World Health Organization (WHO), AND National Societies of Finland, Norway, Denmark, Spain, France, Japan, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Italy, Sweden, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Philippines.