Medical Capacity Building Efforts in Northern Iraq 2009‐2010
Authors: Michaud, Edward C.; Maxwell, Gail Lynne
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 177, Number 6, June 2012 , pp. 676-680(5)
The authors provide some back ground and general concepts for medical stability operations or medical civil military operations. Some novel programs were developed in northern Iraq, which have applicability to the greater military medical community. Train the trainer emergency medical technician and first aid course curriculums were developed and translated into Arabic and Kurdish and implemented by U.S. medics throughout northern Iraq. The Division also contracted with implementing partners to train first aid and midwife training in Iraqi and U.S. Government priority locations. The implementing partners included 6 nongovernmental organizations and international organizations. These programs were closely synchronized with the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development to ensure unity of effort and sustainability.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 2012
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