M & E of CAPSCA Project Preparedness AT JKIAEmilius Sasiyo
26th March, 2018.Head of Centre for Aviation Medicine, Dr. Kirunda together with Office Management Assistant -CAM Sylvia Otieno carried out a mission to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 22nd of March 2018. The purpose of the mission was to monitor and evaluate the implementation of various intervention strategies and activities at all the major International airports and in particular Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). EAC CASSOA Team was accompanied by Dr. Festus Ilako, Chief medical Assessor and received by Port Health Officials.
The Regional Centre for Aviation Medicine was borne of the need for civil aviation authorities of EAC Partner States to access an aviation medicine facility that complies with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Medical Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The core function of the Centre is aeromedical safety oversight.
A Collaborative Arrangement for Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation
On 8th of August 2014, WHO declared Ebola Virus disease in West Africa, a “Public Health Emergency of International concern” under the International Health Regulations (IHR). EAC CASSOA, an advocate of a Regional Approach to establishment of methods and strategies towards the scourge called for an Emergency meeting under the auspices of the Centre for Aviation Medicine.
The meeting was attended by EAC National Civil Aviation Authorities, EAC CASSOA and National Airports. This was followed by a High level joint Regional Ministerial Meeting in Nairobi on Emergency Preparedness and response to EVD which mandated the EAC CASSOA CAM to carry out Monitoring and Evaluation of the Implementation of the CAPSCA Project Preparedness, Intervention strategies and activities at all major International Airports in the region.
EAC – CASSOA