11 May 2020, 0900 EDT (Montreal time)
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As aviation has almost come to a complete halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, it is essential to find a way in which to resume the international aviation system, taking into consideration public health requirements. Therefore, the CAPSCA Programme has developed a strategy known as the Public Health Corridor Concept. This strategy describes how to manage, from an aviation perspective, essential flights that would allow aircraft and crew to perform with minimal additional burdens, while maintaining flight safety and preventing the transmission of COVID-19.
This webinar presents the key elements of this strategy to ensure, as far as possible, the use of "clean" crew, "clean" aircraft, and "clean" airport facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through air travel. The key elements include the implementation of operational and health measures, as well as disinfection and segregation procedures, to ensure that persons carrying COVID-19 will not be allowed on flights.
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.