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About XXVI meeting of Health Cooperation Council of CIS Member States

On June 21, 2016 the Interstate Aviation Committee took part in XXVI meeting of CIS Health Cooperation Council in Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan) where the issues related to civil aviation medical support of CIS countries were considered.

Representatives of the Interstate Aviation Committee, ministries and health system organisations of the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, the UNADIS Executive Director Michel Sibide and a special representative of WHO European Regional Office Hayk Nikoghosyan took part in the Council work.

In the course of the meeting the participants discussed the results and perspectives of cooperation in the field of health care and sanitary and epidemiological welfare of CIS countries population. The issues of intersectoral collaboration including prevention of emergencies in the field of civil aviation health care are considered. 

As results of the forum the collaborative actions on consolidation the efforts addressing the issues of medical support and prevention of emergencies in the field of public healthcare and civil aviation were outlined and the Interstate Aviation Committee proposal on establishing on a regular basis the joint Task team on formulation of proposals in this field was approved.

Considering the relevancy of the ICAO-WHO global programme on Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) aimed at harmonization of regulatory documents of CIS Member States and brining them into conformity with international standards the IAC on the basis of received from the Commonwealth states National preparedness plans, ICAO and WHO documents prepared and presented Comprehensive action plan on prevention of emergencies in the field of public health care in civil aviation for the Council consideration.

The Council members discussed the Comprehensive plan project and due to proposals availability recommended the IAC Coordinating Advisory Aeromedical Council to introduce amendments into the document and present it for the Council regular meeting on collaboration in the field of CIS healthcare.

Labor safety regulation project for specialists of Investigation team presented by the IAC was approved by the Council and recommended by the IAC to line ministries and organisations of CIS Member States for implementation.

As a result of the Council work on collaboration in the field of CIS healthcare the deputy of the Executive Committee Chairman - CIS Executive Secretary Konysbek Zhusupbekov emphasized that participation of influential international organisations in the meeting demonstrate interest of the participants in close collaboration aimed at solution of healthcare current issues in our region.