“Facing COVID-19, we are all in the same situation. Integrating information and sharing experiences are fundamental. That’s why Italy, together with the United Nations and the World Health Organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized the first video conference on Wednesday with medics across the country and experts directly confronting this challenge in Italy, ” Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Nicola Minasi said.
This first meeting, discussed first of all the emergency procedures for the protection of healthcare staff in hospitals and the mid-term response systems.
Speaking about his own experiences, the participants were addressed by the International Affairs Coordinator of the Italian Civil Protection, Dr. Giovanni De Siervo and Dr. Danilo Bilotta, and on behalf of the High Institute of Health, the Head of the Office for International Relations, Dr. Luca Rosi.
In addition, two Italian military doctors were present and, on the orders of the Italian Ministry of Defense, would soon be deployed to the EUFOR contingent in Bosnia and Herzegovina to assist European forces and directly cooperate with local authorities in responding to the epidemic, visiting hospitals and sharing the Italian experience.
The video conference was very content and interactive and laid the foundations for stronger cooperation between Italy, the United Nations, the World Health Organization and local hospitals. As the first victim of a pandemic in Europe, Italy wants to share all its experience to help friendly countries.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is the first country with which Italy establishes this cooperation, at European and world level.