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Report of the 10th Regional Assembly of the Pan African Regional Working Group of the ICMM

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Report of the 10th Regional Assembly of the Pan African Regional Working Group
of the ICMM

Radisson Blu Hotel,
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
6-7 october 2016

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REPORT OF THE 10th REGIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE
PAN AFRICAN REGIONAL WORKING GROUP OF THE ICMM

The tenth Regional Assembly of the Pan African Regional Working Group (RWG) of the ICMM has been held in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) on October 6 and 7, 2016 and was chaired by Senior Colonel Prof. YAO N’Dri Athanase, the new Chairman of the Pan African RWG.

Countries present: Angola, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa.

The minutes of the previous Regional Assembly has been approved but everyone could note that resolutions had not been implemented.

Almost every country in the region is involved in peace keeping operations in the African continent with different levels of medical support. It has been said that a course on medical preparedness and support would be useful.

Cote d’Ivoire would be candidate for organizing such a course. An investigation should precede asking what would be the needs of different countries.

It would be also interesting having a collection of all education sessions, courses and congress organized on the continent. This information will be collected in the next following years.

The local representative of ICRC presented the project “Health care in danger” in which ICMM is a partner.

It has been stressed that it was important to have participation from all countries members in our world congress and that ideally a delegation should include at least one member able to make a scientific presentation. The date of the world congress in New Dehli, next November has been reminded.

Three countries showed interest for organizing the next regional congress and assembly in 2018.

All the chiefs of delegation has been received in the headquarters by the chief of staff of Cote d’Ivoire’s forces and participants had been invited in a cruise on the Abidjan’s lagoon.