SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of Turkey and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), a state-run development agency, will jointly organise a training of trainers course on “Medical Search & Rescue and Ambulance Services” for 20 selected experts from the Ministry of Health of Sudan. The training is scheduled for 7-19 May 2018 and will take place at the International Urla Emergency Disaster Training and Simulation Centre in İzmir, Turkey.
Organised under “Thematic Area 5 on Emergency Health Response and Interventions” of the Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA) 2014-2023, the training course will cover the practical aspects of “Medical Search & Rescue and Ambulance Services”. Two separate groups of experts will have the chance to learn the teaching skills and competencies needed to perform as a trainer. This will be followed by three pilot training programmes which will be carried out by trained Sudanese trainers and supervised by Turkish specialists in Sudan.
This training programme is part of the implementation of a joint project between SESRIC, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey, TİKA, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Ministry of Health of Sudan, that aims to strengthen the coordination and capacity building of OIC countries in preparedness and response to health Emergencies.
Sudan is the beneficiary country of the initial phase of the project. The objective is to develop the institutional and human capacity of the Ministry of Health of Sudan in emergency preparedness and response, to support the strengthening of Emergency Health Care Services of Sudan. Later, this accumulated experience will be used in other OIC countries to establish a common working culture, network and mechanism for future projects in this area.
The joint project is carried out within the framework of the Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA) 2014-2023, which is the main framework of cooperation between the OIC countries in the area of health. The OIC SHPA is comprised of six thematic areas and each area has a leading country who is responsible for organising activities and contributing to the development of OIC countries and enhance cooperation among them. Sudan is the leading country in the Thematic Area 5.