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The EMT Secretariat, based in the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, oversees the global classification process of EMTs. A directory of all classified EMTs is held by the Secretariat, to help speed up the mobilization and coordination of quality assured teams in the event of an emergency. The Secretariat also works with EMTs from Governments, NGOs and militaries to improve response, manage the coordination of EMTs, strengthen existing capacities, and develop best practice guidance in areas such as clinical care, logistics and field support, training, emergency management and coordination within EOCs.

Dr Ian Norton


Mr Flavio Salio

Technical Officer, Coordination and Operations Management

Ms Abigail Trewin

Technical Officer

Mr Christophe Schmachtel

Technical Officer, Governance and Partnerships

Ms Chantal Claravall

Technical Officer

Ms Tsira Gabedava