Although accidents involving HALO's work in the minefields are thankfully rare, our work deals with explosives, which are fundamentally dangerous. The local staff we train as paramedics therefore play an integral role in every HALO team. Their work is governed by standards and policies which are set by our Medical Board.
The board is led by Jane Davis, a highly experienced nurse and retired Colonel in the Army Reserve. It is a group of international surgeons and doctors, including trauma specialists and paramedic instructors, who volunteer their time to support our work in the field. They set the standards across all our programmes, to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and develop training courses for our minefield paramedics. We are enormously grateful to them all for their dedication to HALO.