OPENING CEREMONY OF UNITED NATION BUDDY FIRST AID COURSE
The UN Buddy first Aid Course (UNBFAC) commenced at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Center (BPOTC) on 04 April 2022. This five days course (04 April to 08 April 2022) consists of total 25 trainees; including two female NCOs, three participants each from Nepal Police and Armed Police Force Nepal. The training team is led by two Super trainers Sergeant Rajkumar Basnet from Nepali Army and Corporal Chief Janssens Jordi from the Belgium Army along with three Master Trainers from Nepali Army. The course is planned and conducted in coordination with Triangular Partnership Program (TPP) between the Light Coordination Mechanism (LCM) at the UNHQ, the UN Medical Services and the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN. During the opening address, the Commandant of BPOTC Col Dil Bikram Subba emphasized on the UNBFAC as a mandatory training for all non-medical UN peacekeepers with a view to save lives in the mission area . The UNBFAC is intended to prepare “Master Trainers” who can train peacekeepers prior to the deployment in the UN peacekeeping operations. This training is expected to be instrumental in enhancing on site medical service capability and availability of Nepali military and police contingents in the peacekeeping missions.