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Why is India Always Slow in Responding to Disasters? - by
In India, delayed response from rescue services to natural calamities, railway accidents and even road mishaps is routine. In August 2013, when the Rajyarani Express ran over and killed 37 pilgrims on a railway track in Bihar, officials bla
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Lessons from a disaster - by
The resignation of South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, and a public apology by its President, Park Geun-hye, over a ferry disaster, has not calmed the people of South Korea, grieving over the unexpected death of about 200 students who we
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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: A Yolanda survivor's disaster preparedness checklist - by
Tacloban City: In Tacloban City, people are on their toes. Houses are being rebuilt, businesses are reopening, and malls are reconstructing 5 months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). But every time a storm warning is raised, there is an unsp
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Lessons from Japanís Disaster: Emergency Response - by Amado de Jesus
As mentioned in my previous article, the Japanese government adopted three emergency response priorities to the earthquake and tsunami. The first was to obtain information on the full extent of the disaster using helicopters within hours after the ca
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Japanese Rescue Robot Takes First Place in DARPA Robotics Challenge - by
As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the aud
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Learning From Japan: Strengthening US Emergency Care And Disaster Response - by Parveen Parmar, Attending Physician, Department of EM, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Maya Arii, Assistant Professor, Department of EM and Critical Care, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; et. el.
Source: Health Affairs As Hurricane Katrina demonstrated in 2005, US health response systems for disasters—typically designed to handle only short-term mass-casualty events—are inadequately prepared for disasters that result in large-sca
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