Confronting disaster and containing disease: A perspective from Denmark's expeditionary medical force
A humanitarian disaster presents unique challenges to the deployed medical care teams, notably when it comes to diseases, as the lack of local infrastructure and poor local hygiene compromise their containment.
In this exclusive interview with Colonel Henrik Staunstrup, Surgeon Commander and MEDADV of the Army Staff from the Danish Armed Forces and speaker at Medical Support Operations 2018, discover how his expeditionary force are delivering self-sustaining capabilities, ready to respond quickly to any emergency.
Improving the delivery of deployed care by enhancing military-commercial partnerships: The role of the NSPA
The availability of equipment and material has a huge impact on the effectiveness of the delivery of deployed medical care, and it is all coming down to a robust procurement process. As the commercial sector is gradually viewed as the key to providing tailored solutions, a few questions remain: is there enough communication and cooperation between them and the military?
Ahead of Medical Support Operations 2018, Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Robert Balazs, Technical Medical Officer at the General and Cooperative Services Programme at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and speaker at the conference, on his views on the cooperation between the commercial sector and the military in the latter's procurement process. In this exclusive interview, he tells us how he thinks that relationship can be improved to enhance the delivery of deployed medical care.
Ahead of Medical Support Operations 2018, Defence IQ sought to understand what challenges in terms of security, procurement and cross-sector partnerships the deployed medical care market experiences. In this exclusive infographic, learn what more than 300 experts think of the effectiveness of military-industry collaboration, pressing capability development priorities, the current threats they are experiencing and the industry solutions that have the most potential.
Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency Provides Operational Insight and Reveals Future Investment Opportunities
Brigadier General James McClain is Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA), which is responsible for overseeing the execution of the Air Force Surgeon General’s policies and programmes. AFMSA provides leadership for the entire medical service supporting the activities of more than 44,000 personnel serving 2.6 million beneficiaries through 76 military treatment facilities worldwide with a budget of $6.1 billion. Defence IQ asked Gen. McClain where some of that budget would be allocated in terms of technology and strategic investment.
IN THE SECOND DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY, THE NATURE OF MEDICAL SUPPORT OPERATIONS IS A VERY DIFFERENT PROSPECT TO THAT OF THE 20TH CENTURY.
From the prevalence of asymmetrical warfare to the threats of pandemic contagion in the developing world, the way in which militaries and civilian organisations are tackling the flood of contemporary crises is ever-changing.
After conducting a wide-ranging survey of professionals in the medical support operations world, we uncovered some telling statistics about the way those inside the field viewed current trends and future challenges.
Download this e-book to see our analysis of the medical support operations community's self-diagnosis.