In 2004, Iqarus (formerly ‘Exmed’) helped design and deliver the MERT concept with the United Nations in Afghanistan. This was in support of the reconstruction process and inaugural presidential and parliamentary elections.
The MERT contract was subsequently run in 2005, 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2017, with Iqarus running this capability in all but one of these years.
The MERT concept provided embedded medical professionals, complete with fully scaled equipment modules, in seven key UN hubs, namely:
The MERT was designed to be capable of providing routine health management and emergency care, with a Kabul-based surge/evacuation capability, utilising UN aircraft.