From the history of cooperation between the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy and Bundeswehr Medical Service

Keywords: military medicine, history of military medicine of Ukraine, organization of medical support of the Armed Forces, military-medical education among NATO members, health service of the Bundeswehr (Zentraler Sanitätsdienst BW).

Abstract

The purpose: systematization and analysis of materials of official scientific and practical activities of UVMA in 1995-2005, aimed at establishing professional relations between the military medical services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Materials and methods. In the article were used the original primary sources on the of international cooperation history in the field of military medicine of the leaders of the military medical service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and UMMA with the heads of the medical service of the Bundeswehr.

Results. The article highlights the first organizational, scientific and practical measures that laid the foundation for professional relations between the military medical services of Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Germany. The content is outlined and the main trends of promising cooperation between Ukrainian and German military medical specialists in 1995-2005 are identified. The active participation of UMMA in the international scientific and practical forums of  NATO, in particular the Bundeswehr, which contributed to the mastery of the organization of the medical service in accordance with the requirements of the NATO Military Medical Doctrine, is reflected.

Conclusions. During the NATO exercises, in which the leadership and leading specialists of  UMMA took part from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the 2000s, for the first time they became practically acquainted with the tasks of the medical service in the operations of the alliance. The active participation of UMMA in the international scientific and practical forums of  NATO, in particular the Bundeswehr, actively contributed to the mastery of the organization of the medical service in accordance with the requirements of the NATO Military Medical Doctrine. The organization of the official visit of the head of the Bundeswehr Military Medical Academy, General, Dr. Peter C. Fraps to UMMA in July 2001, facilitated cooperation between the Ukrainian military medical specialists and the management of the Bundeswehr medical service. The participation of leading UMMA specialists in multinational exercises in the advanced NATO training centers organized by the Bundeswehr in Germany in 1999-2005 laid the foundation for the training of highly qualified UVMA specialists oriented towards NATO standards.

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Published
2020-07-05
How to Cite
Badiuk, M. I., Pasko, I. V., Solarik, V. V., & Mykyta, O. O. (2020). From the history of cooperation between the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy and Bundeswehr Medical Service. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 1(2), 66-73. https://doi.org/10.46847/ujmm.2020.2(1)-066
Section
History of military medicine