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International cooperation

Military Medical Service of the Lithuanian Armed Forces from the fists reinstatement days' in early 1991 closely co-operates with Military Medical Services of Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, USA and others.

Experience of the others countries' Military Medical Services was very useful in Military Medical Training Center' and Military Medical Support Units' development. International contribution has helped to construct the structure of the Military Medical Service' according to the NATO standards, to train military medical personnel and military medical units to act in extremely conditions, to create military medical logistics system.





From 2000 till 2005 a mutual project "the development of Military Medical training center" between Lithuania and Denmark was implemented. Danish military medics helped to prepare military medics-instructors as well as financed the medical center's equipping with educational measures, computers, and furniture. Denmark granted 760 thousand Litas for the project.

13 doctors from the Military Medical Service have completed search and rescue courses, and the majority of them are now carrying out search and rescue work at Nemirseta.


From 1999 till 2005 a project BALTMED between Lithuania and Sweden was carried out. Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania all participated in the project. The primary goal of the program was to provide the Baltic countries with medical equipment and to train the medical staff how to use the received equipment. In June of 2005 part of the equipment was transported to Afganistan, to aid the ... led by Lithuanian forces. The rest of the material is guarded at the MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service warehouses. In a case of a catastrophe or a natural disaster, the equipment would be used to save people.


From 2004 to 2007 with the help of instructors from USA and Denmark, at the Military Medical education center of the MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service internationally recognized methodologies, such as ATLS® (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and PHTLS® (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) were introduced.

In 2004, Military medics and their assistants were trained by introducing the BATLS® (Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support) methodology with the help of instructors from Sweden, at the Military Medical education center of the MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service.


From the 16th to the 20th of June in 2008, the 29th plenary meeting of the COMEDS (Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO) took place in Vilnius. The meeting had over 90 participants of which there were 25 highest ranking leaders of Military Medicine Organizations from 25 NATO countries, representatives from Israel, 9 countries from the Partnership for Peace program, representatives of the field of Military medicine from the international military headquarters of NATO, leaders of the Allied Command Transformation (ACT), observers from the European Union Military headquarters, NATO standardization agencies. There were 28 generals and admirals among other participants.

Lithuania has been involved with COMEDS since 1998: up until 2004 Lithuania was included according to the Partnership for Peace program, and the involvement became even more significant when Lithuania became a member of NATO on the 29th of March, 2004.

Since 2005, the Military Medical education center of the MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service has been carrying out international Basic staff medical officer courses. Participants were from Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, and Georgia. The classes were prepared and taught by experienced Lithuanian military officers. The courses were of great importance because soldiers of participating countries were operating a mutual mission in Afghanistan.

From the 2nd to 5th of June of 2015, MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service organized an OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Warfare - OPCW) course. The course was led by Joris Brian Ragaišis, a Lithuanian military medical doctor who is also a qualified OPCW expert. Representatives from 24 different countries participated in the course, such as Ukraine, Romania, Finland, Philippines, Malaysia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Algeria, Oman, Lebanon, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Portugal.


Since 2004, MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service has been organizing Mil MIMMS (Military Major Incident Medical Management and Support) courses that take place in the advanced NATO Military medical education center in Budapest. MIMMS is essential training for personnel who are involved in significant incident planning or providing a primary incident response. The aim is to develop an understanding of the structured response to an incident using the systematic 'all hazards' approach of Command, Control, Safety, Communication, Assessment, Triage, Treatment and Transport, bronze, silver and gold levels of command and the activities within the inner and outer cordons.


From 14th to 17th of April of 2015, MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service held the international PCCC (Prehospital combat casualty care) courses. The participants were military medics from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Lithuania. TCCC courses are taught by a global network of experienced, well-trained instructors. The course is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.The primary intent of TCCC is to reduce preventable combat death through a means that allows a unit to complete its mission while providing the best possible care for casualties

From 3rd to 13th of October of 2017, the Military Medical education center of the MD Jonas Basanavičius Military Medical Service has been carrying out BSMOC (Basic staff medical officer course). The primary objective of the course is to prepare doctors to carry out basic staff medical officer functions in a tactical unit of a battalion level.

It is an international course applied to NATO and PfP (Partnership for Peace) military officers. This year's participants included three military officers from Estonia, and one each from Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, as well as 4 Military medicine service officers.

BSMOC is the result of the Military medical work group of the Baltic countries. The workgroup includes military medics from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, and Finland. The courses meet the needs of participating countries as well NATO standards and are continually being improved.





Updated on: 2018-03-05
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