ICRC holds second annual war surgery seminar in Muscat

16 March 2018

Muscat (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held a four day course on war surgery in partnership with the Omani Ministry of Health.

Over 50 Omani surgeons and health professionals participated to share their experiences in this fairly unique field of traumatology. The course aimed at introducing Omani surgeons and medical professionals to the realities of conflict scenarios, with all the limitations it entails. The course helped to enhance the medical professionals' skills in the specificities of war injuries caused by high energy bullets and explosive devices.

The lectures, conducted by three senior ICRC surgeons, presented the ICRC experience in war trauma which is based on more than 110,000 war wounded patients treated in the ICRC independent hospitals around the world in the last 40 years.

The ICRC has been present in the Sultanate of Oman since 2015 and works closely with the Omani authorities on humanitarian relief for Yemen.

For further information, please contact:
Samer Jarjouhi, ICRC Muscat,
email: sjarjouhi@icrc.org,
tel.: +968 9719 7689