The 2015 HIPPO report made several recommendations related to medical support, which were seen to give much-needed momentum to efforts to reform and to provide more resources to medical support structures.26 The three main recommendations were to:
1. Establish a system “to enable Member States to contribute short- or medium-term specialist capabilities,” including for medical support;
2. Prioritize “timely and reliable medical evacuation and casualty evacuation” in mission startups and continuously maintain this throughout the mission, including the capability to fly at night, and not to assess any mission “to have reached an initial operating capability unless these arrangements are in place”;...