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John Quinn

Research & Development CBRN, Medical & Rescue Service United States of America

Mr. John Quinn EMT-P, MD, MPH, PhD


Future Forces Forum World CBRN & MEDICAL Congress (CEBIRAM) 2018 Future Forces Exhibition 2018

PhD Researcher
Prague Center for Global Health, Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague


Presentation

Epidemiological Humanitarian Aid: data for evidenced based decision making in disaster and conflict medicine

Study/Objective
Qualitative and quantitative assessment of disaster and Ukraine ATO/Contact Line to
report the incidence and prevalence of communicable and noncommunicable disease
(NCD) (to include trauma) to better serve policy and decision makers on humanitarian
aid packages. A thorough assessment tool for civil and military medical needs, gaps
and reporting that feed into all disaster services to enable evidenced based decision
making.
Background
Currently, many barriers and challenges remain for donors, humanitarian actors and
governmental institutions to appropriately allocate resources due to the lack of sound
data and epidemiological principles. Systems and standards for disaster preparedness,
prehospital medicine, evacuation chain management and noncommunicable disease
are lacking and require evidenced based decision making at a policy level.
Methods
A thorough, quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis and updated stakeholder
mapping to describe the methods for carrying out emergency operations, the process
for rendering mutual aid, the emergency services of governmental agencies requiring
interoperability, analyse how resources are mobilized, how the public and other
agencies will be informed and the process to ensure continuity of government and core
functions such as rule of law during an emergency or disaster and all other medical
services.
This must include a data driven epidemiological core focus based on data, applicable to
any manmade or natural disaster and be sustainable in nature. This must be testable,
reproducible and well versed across agencies. Medical support elements and security
assets may create a clear picture that will enhance support for both Ukraine MoD,
Ukraine MoH and other NATO-associated partners.
Results
Assessment Report and data tool able to sustainably highlight disaster preparedness,
evacuation chain management, gaps and key recommendations supporting NATO’s
fundamental security tasks.
Conclusion
Recommendations for humanitarian and governmental actors with focus on efficiency
and interagency coordination based on detailed epidemiological information can
decrease morbidity and mortality for the conflict in Ukraine.

Curriculum Vitae

My emergency medical work allowed me to also work in the UK while consulting for the Ukrainian World Congress and Liaison with the Ministry of Defense in Ukraine and NATO to make better the emergency medical services for warfighters in Eastern Ukraine. I am now a Middle Grade / Attending doctor in emergency medicine. I provide expert remote medical consult and direction, clinical guidance and governance, governmental liaison and support of emergency medical services and pushing public health and medical projects with international donors in Ukraine. I served as Medical Director for Medsanbat, a humanitarian Combat Medic program based in Kyiv and have drafted the Pre-Hospital medical guidelines and SOPs for the Ukrainian military and NATO forces supplying medical aid to ministries and humanitarian agencies. My day job remains emergency medicine in the UK. I love emergency medicine and public health; remote and pre-hospital medicine has been my way of life for over a decade. I will complete my PhD in winter 2016 with subject matter of epidemiology of fragile and failed states in conflict and war.

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