Generali Global Assistance (GGA) is partnering with the Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA). GGA will support CAPSCA’s mission of international co-operation at the public and private levels in all areas of aviation that might be affected by a public health event. By becoming partners of CAPSCA, GGA hopes to raise awareness, share knowledge, best practices, support co-ordination, and assist partners in difficult situations.
Co-ordination of global medical resources boosted by information sharing
Chris Carnicelli, CEO of GGA, commented on the news: “Partnering with CAPSCA was an easy decision for us. The good work that CAPSCA does in co-ordinating global resources impressed us as we began our discussions. Our expertise in emergency medical transport and global reach will allow us to be a valuable partner moving forward. Our corporate mission is to be a lifetime partner with our customers and now we get to be a lifetime partner to the world through the ICAO CAPSCA program. Our assistance services are based on caring for our customers and we want to extend that level of care to public health situations where our expertise and resources can help save lives.”
Dr Ansa Jordaan, CAPSCA Program Manager, and Chief, Aviation Medicine Section, ICAO, added: “The extent of the work that CAPSCA does would not be possible without the support from our stakeholders like GGA. Their role, as a partner, will not just be to provide much needed resources, but to leverage their extensive medical transport expertise to work closely with our team as we improve standards of care and review strategies for future world health emergencies.”
Established in 2006 to bring together public and private aviation stakeholders for a co-ordinated approach to public health risks, CAPSCA is managed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with support from the World Health Organization. GGA, which is very experienced in emergency medical transport, is sharing select proprietary data points about the medical transport flights they have organised since 2019.