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MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command expands its network of experts

MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command expands its network of experts

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With the latest agreement with the Confédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve (CIOMRConfédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve), the Multinational Medical Coordination Centre/European Medical Command (MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command) is again strengthening its network of international partners.

Two soldiers shake each other's hands

With a handshake, the Director of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command and the President of the CIOMRConfédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve seal the protocol on future cooperation

Bundeswehr/Rico Maderthoner

On 26 August, the President of the CIOMRConfédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve, Lieutenant Colonel Johan Storm Munch and the Director of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command, Surgeon General Dr. Stefan Kowitz signed the agreement on further joint cooperation. In addition, the Director of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command expressed his gratitude for the previous cooperation, especially during last year's certification exercise "Resilient Medical Interface".

An insight into the further development and the associated increase in the operational readiness of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command in recent months, rounded off the presentation of the tasks of the Koblenz entity. "The joint future projects and the mutual support open up completely new possibilities," summarised Surgeon General Dr. Stefan Kowitz. Both the CIOMRConfédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve delegation and the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command representatives agreed on the great importance of international reserve officers as contact persons, experts and simultaneous links for both sides.

Access to new medical expertise is an important mosaic in the overall concept

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Surgeon General Dr. Stefan Kowitz and Lieutenant Colonel Johan Storm Munch sign the jointly drafted document for the future close cooperation between the two organisations

Bundeswehr/Rico Maderthoner

With the Confédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve (Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers - CIOMRConfédération Interalliée des Officiers Médicaux de Réserve), founded in 1948, the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command now has access to the medical expertise of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses, technicians and officers of the medical service of almost all NATO countries and other member nations, such as Austria, South Africa, Singapore or Switzerland.

"We are very happy about this new, strong connection between these two organizations, on which we will continue to build our future cooperation", the Director of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command, Surgeon General Dr. Stefan Kowitz, is looking forward to the new cooperation.

Soldiers of different nations stand in front of national flags. Two soldiers sit at a table

The agreement describes the mutual support and the expansion of the expert network of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command

Bundeswehr/Rico Maderthoner

The focus will be on the future support of the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command in the participation of multinational exercises and conferences and the planning and coordination of projects. In return, the MMCCMultinational Medical Coordination Centre/EMCEuropean Medical Command, as a hub for medical expertise and coordination competence for multinational and civil-military approaches, will provide the platform for reserve services at the multinational level.

by Rico Maderthoner

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