Enhancing medical preparedness and medical emergency response to CBRN incidents in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon
The overall objective of Project 54 is to enhance the systems in place within the Middle Eastern region for medical preparedness and medical emergency response to CBRN incidents.
It is essential that Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon build on their resources to respond and mitigate the consequences of a CBRN incident and following emergency situation.
Among different responders, the health service must insure that that appropriate safety measures are being taken and health care measures are being provided by emergency departments, ambulance services and other providers to save lives, guard the health and safety, and assist to treat potentially large numbers of contaminated casualties. Rapid response is essential in order to limit damage.
The purpose of the project is to:
Provide internationally recognised training programmes
Establish policy, protocols and guidelines
Conduct exercises across the region
Training for responders
Sharing of good practice.