CAPSCA Programme


7 May 2020, 0800 EDT (Montreal time)



Registration is now closed. Recording is now available here.






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.



States, Service Providers, Industry



Dr. Ansa Jordaan






Dr. Ansa Jordaan is the Chief of the Aviation Medicine Section at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In this function, she is managing the "Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events" (CAPSCA) programme.


Previously, Dr. Jordaan was the Medical Director of Occupational Health at International SOS, where she was responsible for the oversight of emergency medical clinics and occupational health clinics of International SOS corporate clients in remote areas in sub-Saharan Africa. In this position, she also facilitated air ambulance transport of patients from remote clinics to specialized medical centres of care.


From 2007 to 2011, she was the Medical Director of South African Airways, responsible for planning and managing all medical aspects of the company's operations including strategic management, onboard medical care and public health emergencies.


In 1999, she established the Civil Aviation Medicine department in the South African Civil Aviation Authority, after having worked in the military medical aviation industry for several years. She remained at the CAA as the Senior Manager of Civil Aviation Medicine until 2003 and was responsible for developing civil aviation medical standards and ensuring industry compliance with national regulations and international standards.


Connect with us: