A group of African experts and instructors from the school has just met in Bamako to define the main lines of a possible future internship. The theme of the workshop was quite ambitious: “Mass Disasters and OSP”.

Directly inspired by the consequences of the EBOLA pandemic recently experienced by the sub-region and the measures taken to counter it, the educational goals of the future course could be, among others, “to understand the terminologies and the different types of disasters; identify the different actors and their roles in disaster management; contribute to the development of a contingency plan; acquire notions of disaster medicine; acquire tools on communication in crisis situations; study several scenarios during which a disaster management process was conducted; acquire practical knowledge to apply in a process of “disaster risk management” (DRM) ”.

As can be seen, the program is ambitious and very comprehensive and should be based on the latest lessons from the United Nations mission (UNMEER), set up to fight EBOLA.

The experts have now returned their copy, the standard timetable for an internship is ready, all that is left is the calendar slots available to launch this very innovative and necessary course.