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Nigeria, Israel partner on emergency medical services

By VICTORIA OJEME

The Federal Ministry of Health is partnering with the Israeli government towards capacity and structural development of Emergency Medical Service, EMS, in Nigeria.

Towards this end, a delegation of doctors from the University Teaching Hospitals of Abuja, Jos, and Maiduguri, is in Tel Aviv for a 2-week training.

The delegation, headed by Dr. Abdurrarazaq Gbadamosi, Director of Emergency Preparedness, FMOH, is attending the training which ends March 2, 2012, with focus on Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response; Mass Casualty Incident Management; Trauma Care and Disaster Management.

The partnership, facilitated by YBF Nigeria, the training arm of PlusFactor International Ltd, is in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda for the health sector – to reduce maternal, infant, accident, and disaster mortality rate in Nigeria.

Israel is a leader in advance medical infrastructure, paramedical research, and bioengineering and has one of the highest quality healthcare systems in the world.

The delegates will interact and interface with Israeli emergency healthcare institutional framework, and various process, content and policies implementation concerning EMS guidelines and protocolsfor adoption and adaptation in Nigeria utilising the Public Private Partnership model operating in Israeli healthcare and life support industry.

The FMOH through the selected University Teaching Hospitals will initiate emergency healthcare procedures, programmes, and projects for the sustainability of emergency services in Nigeria and its integration into all organisations of healthcare service in the health sector.


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