Friday, January 1, 2010


Earthquake, flooding, forest fire, landslide, tsunami. Indonesia is one of the most exposed countries to all kinds of disasters. Some of which can take heavy toll on human life but also damage health facilities.

For instance, the tsunami in aceh and the earthquakes in Nias and Yogyakarta have together damage approximately 715 health infrastructure. Thus, the damage facilities lost their capacity to provide health services.

Whether these disasters are natural or unnatural when they cannot be prevented, they must be faced. Our immediate reactions and the challenges that arise are of the highest importance: preparedness and mitigation helps save lives. Community health wokers are always on the first line when a disaster strikes.

The HM12 is dedicated to this very important issue: Disaster Management and Preparedness.
Triage, psychological care, communicable disease prevention after s disaster, etc. We have gathered technical, social and medical information to be used in case of.

We all hope never to have to use them as it would mean a disaster happened but at least, you and the community health wokers are ready to face a disaster and help to save lives. Disaster Management Preparedness needs the involvemetn of everyone: from the children to the elderly and from the decision makers to the health wokers.

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