Emergency Operations

WHO Conducts National Emergency Medical Team Accreditation Coordination Workshop, Bogor, Indonesia

27-28 February 2019

WHO conducted an EMT stakeholder consultation workshop on 27-28 February 2019 in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. This is part of the national activities aimed to support efforts to develop national standards and guidelines for Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) by the Center for Health Crisis, Ministry of Health and to further improve the coordination and quality of care of national EMTs in Indonesia based on global standards and according to the local context.

Forty representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Health Division of Indonesia Armed Forces, major hospitals and universities, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as well as national and international NGOs attended the two day meeting. Key aspects related to the development of a national accreditation framework for EMTs in Indonesia based on the technical/operational guidelines on health emergency and disaster management in Indonesia. To continue the efforts, a National Working Group was established to define the minimum criteria for national EMTs based on health service delivery standards of the national health system and the internationally agreed EMT minimum principles and standards. WHO SEARO and WHO Indonesia Country Office will be continue to support the process, which can serve as an example for other countries in the Region interested in establishing a similar system.