IASC Global Health Cluster (GHC) <ul><li>Coordination and registration of providers of foreign medical teams in the humani...
Overview <ul><li>The establishment of an international register of FMT provider organizations is a first step to improving...
Background <ul><li>Haiti earthquake in Haiti in 2010  revealed unacceptable practices in the delivery of international eme...
Background <ul><li>This paper explores the development of an international register for FMT provider organizations.  </li>...
Scope <ul><li>Initially, given the need to accelerate the response to earthquakes and other events that result in large nu...
Objectives <ul><li>To create a register of FMT provider organizations to accelerate and coordinate the deployment of FMTs....
Minimum  Register Requirements <ul><li>FMTs to provide detailed information on: 1) the health services by level of care of...
 
FMT-WG Health Services Checklist <ul><li>Primary Care/ Non Communicable Diseases, Injuries and Mental Health:  </li></ul><...
Membership <ul><li>The FMT-WG will be comprised of representatives of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WHO (as GHC lead agency) </li...
Expected Outcomes <ul><li>Faster deployment of FMTs. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Improved complementarity of med...
Relevant Q&A <ul><li>What is the take home for our ISPRM disaster committee?  </li></ul><ul><li>That registration of forei...
Relevant Q&A <ul><li>What is your role  & how do  you see your dual role on our  committee facilitating our involvement? <...
<ul><li>Questions & Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. IASC Global Health Cluster (GHC) <ul><li>Coordination and registration of providers of foreign medical teams in the humanitarian response to sudden-onset disasters: </li></ul><ul><li>A Health Cluster Concept Paper </li></ul><ul><li>James Gosney MD for Anthony Redmond MD (Foreign Medical Team Working Group Chair) </li></ul><ul><li>RDRC of the ISPRM - Committee Session </li></ul><ul><li>June 14, 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The establishment of an international register of FMT provider organizations is a first step to improving the quality, coordination and oversight of FMTs. </li></ul><ul><li>The formal registration of FMT provider organizations will promote accountability and ensure that their training, equipment and preparedness levels meet agreed international professional and ethical standards. </li></ul><ul><li>The registration process for FMT provider organizations will be inclusive and transparent. </li></ul><ul><li>Donors will be encouraged to fund, support and deploy FMTs from provider organizations that are on the international register. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Haiti earthquake in Haiti in 2010 revealed unacceptable practices in the delivery of international emergency medical assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>??? about the clinical competencies and practices of some of the foreign medical teams (FMTs) recently deployed . </li></ul><ul><li>Need for greater accountability, more stringent oversight and better coordination of FMT work. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>This paper explores the development of an international register for FMT provider organizations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first draft of the paper prepared by an ad hoc working group drawn from participants at a PAHO/WHO meeting in Cuba In December 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extensively discussed at the Global Health Cluster (GHC)'s annual meeting in March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>second draft was prepared and further discussed at the GHC's Policy and Strategy Group meeting in May 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Scope <ul><li>Initially, given the need to accelerate the response to earthquakes and other events that result in large numbers of casualties, the register will focus on FMT provider organizations that have trauma care and surgical teams . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objectives <ul><li>To create a register of FMT provider organizations to accelerate and coordinate the deployment of FMTs. </li></ul><ul><li>To establish a Foreign Medical Teams Working Group (FMT-WG) to take the above work forward, under the aegis of the GHC's policy and strategy group . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Minimum Register Requirements <ul><li>FMTs to provide detailed information on: 1) the health services by level of care offered ; 2) team composition by specialty and level of experience; and 3) service/bed capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to a minimum set of professional and ethical standards and commit to work in support of the national response (this includes health workers carrying out only those medical procedures for which they are licensed/accredited in their own countries). </li></ul>
  8. 9. FMT-WG Health Services Checklist <ul><li>Primary Care/ Non Communicable Diseases, Injuries and Mental Health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P81 - Injury Care: treatment of open wounds, fracture stabilization, patient stabilization and proper referral </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secondary Care/NCD, Injuries and Mental Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S81 - Disability and injuries rehabilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tertiary Care/Injuries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T81 - Disabilities and injuries rehab </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Membership <ul><li>The FMT-WG will be comprised of representatives of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WHO (as GHC lead agency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The GHC (five representatives drawn from UN agencies, NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and other organizations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries that have been recently affected by mass casualty sudden-onset disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The World Association on Disaster Emergency Medicine (WADEM) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual experts from other organizations may be invited to participate on a case by case basis . </li></ul>
  10. 11. Expected Outcomes <ul><li>Faster deployment of FMTs. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Improved complementarity of medical services. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Better matching of supply and demand, leading to reduced duplication and overlap. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Better coordination of FMTs before and after deployment. </li></ul><ul><li>Better preparedness at country level, as countries will have access to detailed information. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 12. Relevant Q&A <ul><li>What is the take home for our ISPRM disaster committee? </li></ul><ul><li>That registration of foreign medical teams has started. </li></ul><ul><li>What does this mean to us right now? </li></ul><ul><li>At present this is for information only. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we participate at this point?  </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to be involved in a rehab subgroup when it is established later. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Relevant Q&A <ul><li>What is your role  & how do you see your dual role on our committee facilitating our involvement? </li></ul><ul><li>I am chairman of the foreign medical teams working group. I am well placed to ensure that ISPRM is involved as soon as the working groups are extended. </li></ul><ul><li>Can/should we included on the proposed register ? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes - when the rehab sub group is established. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not qualify as FMT-WG members (like WADEM) but would be invited to participate as needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Questions & Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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