Purpose of the Course:
The course aims to contribute to the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) programme by developing a critical mass of experts for the global implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) related to public health events and emergencies, and the WHO International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).
This online training will enable experts to become CAPSCA Technical Advisors by developing a standardised awareness and understanding of the methodology, aspects and requirements to assess and improve existing prevention infrastructure, and to propose measures to eliminate deficiencies in preparedness to Public Health emergencies.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Prepare the CAPSCA Technical Assistance Visit Plan on the basis of preliminary information;
•Evaluate the Public Health and Civil Aviation Authorities’ national preparedness planning;
•Evaluate the availability and accuracy of airport emergency planning, emergency operations centre, infrastructure and media strategy/plan;
•Evaluate planning and resources of Medical and Rescue Services;
•Evaluate knowledge and preparedness of security and handling staff;
•Evaluate the availability and accuracy of PH emergency procedures at the Air Navigation Service Provider, ANSP;
•Evaluate the availability and accuracy of PH emergency procedures at commercial Aircraft Operators;
•Ensure an accurate Assistance Visit report with recommendations is provided to the regional ICAO/CAPSCA office.
Representatives of national civil aviation and/or public health authorities from ICAO Member States, or qualified specialists in aviation medicine, emergency medicine, or public health.