The National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad in collaboration with Global Health Development (GHD/EMPHNET), Jordan organized a training workshop on “Incident Command Management System” from July 10-12, 2019 at Karachi. The training is being organized for Health Emergency Professionals from department of health, PDMA and allied (Sindh and Baluchistan).
More than 25 public-sector professionals from diverse fields like, Public Health, Rescue 1122, Disaster management and Armed Medical Core, belonging to provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan are participating in the training course.
The main aim of this training is to strength the capacity of government officers and institutions, in joint and collective response to each kind of emergency situation. The participants were provided with the conceptual learning material and practical group exercises about different functions of Incident Command Management like, to launch and manage an effective response, to evolve response on scientific bases, to deputies regulation while working in collaboration, and how to develop and work for common objectives in any emergency event.
On the beginning of training sessions, Dr. Rana Muhammad Safdar, Chief FE&DSD, welcomed the participants and facilitators of GHD/EMPHNET, Jordan. He said that all divisions and departments of Pakistan would work to a national public health emergency preparedness and response. He further encouraged the participants in management of crisis, emergency and disaster situation, coordination and response to emergency situations with joint coordinated efforts with concerned partners in the groups.
Dr. Ali Odatallah, Technical Officer of Global Health Development from Jordon, ensured keen to have more cooperation with National Institute of Health to strengthen health sector comprehensively by providing support and technical assistance in future.