Archive for the ‘Disaster Management’ Category

MacArthur Foundation and Emergency Medical Teams

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 |

The world-wide health and disaster response community agree: management of the Haiti earthquake, Indian Ocean tsunami, and West Africa Ebola epidemic was poor. In answer, the World Health Organization has established new standards for international Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) to ...

“What Is Aleppo?”

Friday, September 9th, 2016 |

  This week the presidential candidate of a well-known United States political party was asked their plan for Aleppo. In response, the candidate replied, "What is Aleppo?" Shocking, but not at all surprising. Today Americans are consumed with the season football ...

United States Trailing In Global Humanitarian Responsiveness

Friday, July 15th, 2016 |

  International humanitarian response to recent large-scale disasters is widely regarded as unnecessarily inadequate, especially in light of advancements in disaster management understanding and available response resources. This unnecessary inadequacy is manifested in several forms: 1. Insufficient rapid assessment of disaster ...