Navigation Links
International Medical Corps on the Ground in Chile, Following 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake

LOS ANGELES, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has a representative on the ground in Chile, coordinating with ONEMI (the National Office of Emergencies and Information) and assessing the needs at local hospitals and clinics, following the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck February 27.  International Medical Corps is also gathering emergency medicines and supplies and has additional Emergency Response Teams of volunteer doctors and nurses on standby, ready to deploy as needed.

The earthquake was one of the strongest on record, sending tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific and triggering aftershocks as powerful as 6.9.  The death toll is now at 723, according to ONEMI, a figure that is expected to rise.

The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. local time and was centered about 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, at a depth of 22 miles.  It downed buildings and houses in Santiago, about 200 miles away.  According to CNN, the earthquake in Chile was more powerful than the 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, killing at least 230,000. Chile is relatively well equipped to respond to natural disaster and had deployed teams to Haiti to assist.

International Medical Corps was on the ground in Haiti, treating patients, within 22 hours of that disaster. Today, teams are treating at least 1,500 patients a day throughout the earthquake-affected areas.

International Medical Corps' Emergency Response draws on 25 years experience in emergency settings, including last September's earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.  Donate to International Medical Corps by visiting

International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.

SOURCE International Medical Corps

Back to top



SOURCE International Medical Corps
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
3. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
4. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
5. Arrow International Urges Shareholders To Vote for Approval of the $45.50 Teleflex Inc. Merger and for the Current Board of Directors
6. PRA International Adds Dr. Susan Stansfield as Executive Vice President
7. Medical Services International Maintains Pace in Second Quarter
8. Clarity Imaging International, Inc. Rolls Out Mobile DEXA Program
9. International Gateway Insurance Brokers Partners With MEDILINQ
10. Tulane University to receive $14M for international HIV/AIDS program
11. International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, ... Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – ... according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions ... SL User Group (MSDSLUG). Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of ... SL software users, partners, industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 ... ... you start failing. Secura Consultants has prided itself for not only fulfilling the ... best income protection solutions at an affordable price and providing top-tier customer service. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD ... Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography ... CAAHEP accredited colleges, as only one of twelve colleges and universities in the state ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Northern California Medical Associates, Inc. and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at ... meeting. They observed that both STEMI and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... offering. --> ) has ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... of the "Self Administration of High Viscosity ... ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. --> ... the addition of the "Self Administration of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  The total global healthcare industry is expected to ... Latin America has the highest projected growth ... Japan ), is second with growth projected at ... increased healthcare expenditure. In 2013-2014, total government funded healthcare was ... 2008-2009 to 41.2% in 2013-2014. In real terms, out of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: