Centre For Aviation Medicine(CAM)
The Regional Centre for Aviation Medicine was borne of the need for civil aviation authorities of EAC Partner States to access an aviation medicine facility that complies with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Medical Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The core function of the Centre is aeromedical safety oversight.
The Partner States acknowledged the need for the Centre after taking part in ICAO’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) where a number of shortcomings in the implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) were noted and a recommendation was consequently made for the formation of the Regional Aviation Medicine Centre of Excellence code-named the CENTRE for AVIATION MEDICINE (CAM).
The Board of CASSOA at its 23rd Meeting held 5th-6th August 2013 in Zanzibar approved the resumption of the operations of the CAM whose interim location is the CASSOA headquarters in Entebbe, Uganda.
Functions of the CAM
- Evaluate and ensure conformity or compliance with ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and the EAC Regulatory Provision of the Partner States in the field of aviation medicine.
- Carry a Skills audit and develop a databank of Designated Medical Examiners in the region and aviation medicine by arranging basic, advanced and refresher training programmes.
- Establish a process for continous review and update of the medical aspects of CAA (Personnel Licensing) Regulations to keep abreast with ICAO SARPs changes.
- Develop an appeal system for dissatisfied license holders.