Principal Investigator, National Emergency Medicine Service Project in Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone
Currently Scientific Coordinator of CRIMEDIM, the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Università del Piemonte Orientale, Dr Luca Ragazzoni is a medical doctor specialized in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. As a researcher in disaster medicine and humanitarian health, Luca has been deployed to several disasters stricken areas and humanitarian response efforts as head of mission or training advisor for the United Nations, Governmental, and Non-Governmental Organizations.
He is the Deputy-Director of the European Master Disaster Medicine (EMDM) and the coordinator of different international programs, such as NEMS – National Emergency Medical Service in Sierra Leone and Humanitarian Medic. He is the coordinator and principal investigator of the European founded projects TEAMS and TEAMS 2.0 – Training for Emergency Medical Teams. He is the coordinator of the implementation of the overall workplan agreed with WHO within the official framework of CRIMEDIM as WHO Collaborating Center for Training and Research in Emergency and Disaster Medicine. He is author of many peer-reviewed articles published in international scientific journals and widely presented at national and international congresses.
He obtained a PhD in Disaster Medicine from Università del Piemonte Orientale.