MASHAV – Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Hospital and The Embassy of Israel in Nepal jointly organized a Comprehensive Mass Event Preparedness Workshop from 3-10 December 2013.
The workshop was organized keeping in mind the Emergency Department's important role in responding to medical emergencies and trauma care. The workshop disseminated the required unique skills to nurses and physicians while dealing with the compound patient's situation. It was also aimed to introduce the participants to the various roles and performance of the Emergency Department staff while dealing with the management of trauma. Since Nepal is ranked 11th most risky country in world in terms of relative vulnerability to earthquake, and one of the less disaster-prepared nations globally, this workshop becomes much effective for preparing the paramedics and doctors to minimize the effect of trauma and take situation under control.
Two Israeli experts, Ms. Ronit Ringel, Head of Emergency Preparedness of Community Health Services, Ministry of Health, Israel and Ms. Odeda Benin-Goren, Director, Emergency Medicine, were the guest lecturers for the workshop. 30 mixed participants including special surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, general medical doctors, nurses, paramedic staffs and community health person benefitted from the workshop.
The workshop is a part of long term collaboration between MASHAV, Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel Hospital. Since its collaboration, more than a dozen of Programs related to public health, trauma management and community services have been organized in which Israeli Guest Lecturers were invited to impart the knowledge to Nepali participants. Beside the workshops and trainings, study opportunities (under full scholarship) and joint medical research for health professionals were organized so as to exchange ideas, views and experiences along with the sharing of technology and know-how between the two countries.