Joining Forces for Collaboration on Health and Emergencies in the Asia-Pacific RegionThe Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) and the European Centre for Disaster Medicine (CEMEC) have formalized a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration in health and emergency response. Established in 1989, APAMT has been at the forefront of promoting chemical safety and poison control in the Asia Pacific region. Complementing this, CEMEC, a pivotal Council of Europe centre, focuses on disaster medicine training and research for emergency situations.
The MoU signifies a commitment to disaster risk reduction, public health protection, and improved emergency management. The collaboration identifies different core areas of cooperation, including strengthening disaster risk reduction strategies and public health safeguards through a multi-stakeholder approach, fostering collaborative efforts in training, research, and knowledge exchange to elevate disaster medicine practices, and encouraging mutual support in science, research, and innovation for the development of pioneering solutions and advancements.
The partnership envisions joint events, workshops, research endeavors, information sharing, and reciprocal participation in each other's activities. This cooperative framework signifies the shared commitment towards bolstering disaster medicine practices and enhancing emergency response capabilities.
This agreement underscores their dedication to global health and safety. By harnessing their collective expertise, the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology and the European Centre for Disaster Medicine aspire to drive positive change, strengthen resilience, and ensure effective responses to health emergencies and disasters worldwide.