The growth of international air traffic has increased the risk of the spread of infectious diseases. Therefore, protection of global health becomes ever more important for airlines, airport operators, passengers, pilots and aviation personnel in general, as well as for governments who have to assume health-related oversight responsibilities under the Chicago Convention and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Under the Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA), international, regional, national and local organizations come together to combine efforts to improve preparedness planning and response to public health events that affect the aviation sector such as communicable diseases (pandemic influenza, Zika, Ebola, Coronavirus). This voluntary, cross-sectorial, multi-organizational programme is managed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).
This webinar presents the purpose, objectives, and activities of CAPSCA.
Presenter: Dr. Ansa Jordaan, Chief of the Aviation Medicine Section at ICAO.
Originally presented 7 May 2020.