Rwanda 1994 : A study of medical support in military humanitarian operations.
The deployment of British Contingent (BRITCON) to United Nations Force in Rwanda (UNAMIR) on Operation GABRIEL in 1994, proved to be a successful deployment on humanitarian operations.
Many of the lessons have been successfully incorporated into training, equipment and organisational structures since the deployment.
Others require further work to develop and assimilate.
The essential issue concerning principles of humanitarian relief doctrine, mission definition, understanding the Disaster-Development continuum, capability mix, spectrum of military utility and the importance of force maintenance were all highlighted by the Rwanda deployment.
Implications for future humanitarian operations include a co-operative approach to pre-deployment training with the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) community.
This will help to promote understanding between the 2 arms of the humanitarian effort and will exploit the strengths of both sides.
Equally, the military medical services have to be fully aware of mission definition and its centrality to planning, execution and audit of performance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Guerre, Rwanda, Afrique, 1994, Historique, Stratégie, Militaire, Aide internationale, Homme, Traitement, Classification par stade, Maladie, Article synthèse, Psychopathologie, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : War, Rwanda, Africa, 1994, Case history, Strategy, Military, International assistance, Human, Treatment, Stage classification, Disease, Review, Psychopathology, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0387570
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 12/09/1997.