Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan has been active in the area of public health of the aviation industry

Created on 27.11.2020 08:31

Employees of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK) for the first time participated in the Eighth Meeting of the Collaborative Arrangement on the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA-EUR/08). The session was held via teleconference.

The session was attended by public health authorities, as well as civil aviation authorities, airports, air navigation service providers, aircraft operators and other relevant stakeholders from Albania, Austria, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Representatives from ICAO HQ, CAPSCA EUR Chair, ICAO EUR/NAT, JAA/TO, EASA, EU Health Gateways JU, WHO, IATA, ACI, DLR, IAC, EURAMI also attended the teleconference.

This year, the main topic of “COVID 19-Lessons learned?” is dedicated to the ongoing pandemic including current issues, lessons learned and what is still needed as immediate, short- and long-term measures and actions.

The Director of the Medical Safety Department of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, Almira Berdongarova and Human Factors Specialist of the AAK, Merey Zholzhaksynova presented a report “On prevention of post-COVID syndrome among aviation personnel”.

This session aimed at bringing the ideas, thoughts, discussions and experiences. The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan continues working on making amendments to the recommendations for early detection and prevention of post-Covid syndrome. Early detection will provide an effective result and the opportunity in preserving the professional longevity of flight personnel in civil aviation. To do this, it is essential to combine efforts of aviation medical team, medical organizations, airlines and the responsibility of the aviation personnel themselves.

CAPSCA is a voluntary intersectoral, multi–organizational collaboration program managed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). It integrates international, regional, national and local organizations to combine efforts in improving the planning and responding to public health events that affect the aviation industry.

The program operates in the six ICAO regions via its seven regional coordination groups. It provides for an annual multi-sectorial session attended by multi-stakeholders in each region, and developing the global approach to public health in the aviation industry.