Unified Hospital WDM Management Protocol Stakeholder Meeting

June 12, 2023

The School of Medicine (SOM) at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) partnered with Health Security Partners (HSP) and hosted the Unified Hospital WDM Management Protocol Stakeholder Meeting on 10th and 11th June 2023.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together relevant stakeholders from public and private hospitals and representatives from the Directorates of Health in Duhok, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, and Zakho to begin the development of a unified protocol for WMD incident management protocols for hospitals across the Kurdistan Region. This stakeholder meeting is supported by the U.S. Department of State ISN/CTR.
During this meeting representatives from each city reviewed existing WMD incident management
protocols, identify synergies across the five cities and best practices, and establish an action plan for
developing and finalizing the unified protocols. Our collective aim is to harmonize standard operating
procedures and best practices and enhance interoperability between Kurdish hospitals to respond to any
CBRNE incident.

The faculty at SOM played a key role in organising the event, training and raising awareness among local hospitals to develop unified protocols and better manage for WMD incidents.