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AmeriCares Investing in Disaster Preparedness in India
Date:12/5/2008

Trauma Training Drills Prepare Health Care Workers for Future Emergencies

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, a nonprofit international relief organization, is working with local authorities, hospital officials and other public-private partners to expand disaster preparedness and trauma training in India. The training and exercises are aimed at helping health care systems prepare for large-scale disasters, whether they are man-made such as last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, or natural disasters such as the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami. The programs offer first responders, emergency medical personnel, local authorities and health care providers a unique opportunity to hone their skills and identify gaps in their disaster management systems in order to improve planning, coordination and communication.

"The recent attacks in Mumbai serve as a tragic reminder of why we need to invest further in disaster preparedness work," said Elizabeth Furst Frank, senior vice president of global programs at AmeriCares. "It is so important to have health care systems prepared to work in a coordinated way so lives can be saved in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The crisis situations that have occurred throughout India - from the devastating tsunami to last week's terrorist attacks - underscore the importance for communities around the world to prepare themselves to be able to treat people during and after an emergency."

AmeriCares supports disaster preparedness and training programs as part of our commitment to global emergency response, most recently in early November where they worked in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, the University of Mumbai, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and other organizations to sponsor disaster management exercises in Mumbai, India. In addition to the recent disaster drill in Mu
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