Navigation Links
International Rescue Committee Mobilizes More Emergency Teams for Myanmar; Warns of Massive Health Disaster Unless Aid Reaches Cyclone Survivors Fast
Date:5/9/2008

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Rescue Committee emergency team members have arrived in Myanmar and four additional teams are on standby for deployment to the region as the IRC prepares for a possible outbreak of water-borne diseases in cyclone-ravaged villages.

"Nearly all homes were destroyed in the villages I assessed today and the survivors have virtually no access to clean drinking water," says the IRC's emergency coordinator, Gordon Bacon, speaking from Yangon. "With each passing day, we come closer to a massive health disaster and a second wave of deaths that is potentially larger than the first."

In addition to aid workers mounting relief efforts on the ground, the IRC has medical, water, sanitation, operations and logistics experts already in the region or ready to be dispatched to Myanmar as soon as aid corridors open up.

The IRC has emergency stocks in Dubai ready for shipment and is procuring cholera kits, emergency health kits and water treatment supplies to position in Thailand.

"Everything hinges on access," says Greg Beck, the IRC's Thailand-based Asia regional director. "Unless there's a massive and fast infusion of aid, experts and supplies into the hardest-hit areas, there's going to be a tragedy at an unimaginable scale."

The IRC is accepting contributions to support emergency relief programs and long-term recovery assistance in Myanmar. Donations in the U.S. can be made by calling 1-877-REFUGEE (1-877-733-8433) or visiting http://www.theIRC.org, and in the UK and Europe, by calling 44 020 7692 2735 or visiting http://www.IRCuk.org.

About the IRC: A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works around the world offering help and hope to refugees and others uprooted by conflict and oppression. During crises, IRC teams pr
'/>"/>

SOURCE International Rescue Committee
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2015)... “ BolehVPN ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of ... technology products available to consumers. Scott Steinberg, a technology expert ... with viewers how to protect their private information. , A ... and even more so online. It helps everyone stay connected ... world. In terms of work, the internet makes things more ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... MA (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 SpineFrontier, ... clearance from the FDA to produce and market their ... device can be used in outpatient settings and is ... The alternate posterior approach has been extensively researched and ... 510k approval to use this approach in conjunction with ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... As one of only 30 Illinois companies to be ... and Recognition Program (SHARP) certification, Essentra Specialty Tapes ... Department of Labor to host this special event. ... the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Onsite Consultation ... or exceed all of the necessary regulations and standards, ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 “ ActOn ” ... which takes a look at the latest and coolest applications ... the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app ... to get connected with organizations to make a difference. , ... are very few things that aren’t about money, which is ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 We are ... The Delray Recovery Center as one of the Top ... known in the addiction treatment field for their ethics ... to innovate and to continue their educational efforts. The ... workplace environment, never forgetting their purpose – to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Method to Keep Private Information Secure was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Essentra Specialty Tapes is Selected to Host Gov. Rauner and the Workers' Memorial Day Celebration 2Health News:Essentra Specialty Tapes is Selected to Host Gov. Rauner and the Workers' Memorial Day Celebration 3Health News:An Application to Help People Make a Difference Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:The Delray Recovery Center Named 2015 Top Workplace 2
... say , MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) High-dose ... prostate cancer patients, U.S. researchers say. , A team ... men with intermediate- to high-risk prostate cancer who underwent ... targets the tumor. , "IMRT is revolutionizing how we ...
... (brachytherapy) are just as effective at curing prostate cancer ... are in older men, according to a study presented ... the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncologys 49th ... minimally invasive procedure where a radiation oncologist places small ...
... type of drug called a pharmaceutical monoclonal antibody to ... effect of radiation therapy for lung cancer patients ... lives and improving their quality of life, according to ... October 29, 2007, at the American Society for Therapeutic ...
... of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Rhode ... prevention and treatment of skeletal joint diseases. The 5-year ... (COBRE) for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island ... its academic partner, The Warren Alpert Medical School of ...
... will appear in conjunction with Kellogg Insight research,digest ... Kellogg School,of Management at Northwestern University today announced ... by David Dranove, the Kellogg School,s,Walter J. McNerney ... accessible at the following link:, http://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/index.php/codered ., ...
... global health and socio-economic factors ... YORK, Oct. 29 The 20th century ushered ... health. However, the,increased incidence and burden of major ... of tuberculosis, present critical,health challenges to the global ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Won't Affect Sexual Function 2Health News:Radiation seeds effectively cure prostate cancer in young men 2Health News:Preventing lung scarring may extend lives of lung cancer patients 2Health News:Rhode Island Hospital lands $11.1M grant from National Institutes of Health 2Health News:Rhode Island Hospital lands $11.1M grant from National Institutes of Health 3Health News:Rhode Island Hospital lands $11.1M grant from National Institutes of Health 4Health News:Rhode Island Hospital lands $11.1M grant from National Institutes of Health 5Health News:Kellogg School of Management Announces 'Code Red' 2Health News:Charlie Rose Science Series to Focus on the Challenge of Researching and Implementing Effective Treatments for Diseases of the Developing World 2Health News:Charlie Rose Science Series to Focus on the Challenge of Researching and Implementing Effective Treatments for Diseases of the Developing World 3Health News:Charlie Rose Science Series to Focus on the Challenge of Researching and Implementing Effective Treatments for Diseases of the Developing World 4
(Date:5/1/2015)...   Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA - ... advanced veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary products , ... present at the 16th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor ... conference will be held May 12-14, 2015 at Lowes Hollywood ... will be available during the day on May 13 for ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015 At the American Association ... Washington D.C. , Elekta will highlight ... enables clinicians to leverage the enormous amount of data ... conducted each year – to advance clinical research and ... is a cloud-based solution that allows practitioners to store, ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015 Braeburn Pharmaceuticals ... current therapeutic focus beyond addiction and pain ... disorders. Braeburn has acquired an implantable, six-month ... risperidone for treatment of schizophrenia from Endo ... global rights to other potential applications of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heska to Present at the 16th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference 2Elekta to showcase Leksell Gamma Knife Registry at AANS Annual Meeting 2Elekta to showcase Leksell Gamma Knife Registry at AANS Annual Meeting 3Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 2Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 3Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 4
... SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 14, 2011 The U.S. ... companies have agreed to halt distribution of amino-acid products ... of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act are ... West Duluth Distribution Co., a corporation doing business as ...
... Ga., Sept. 14, 2011 Greenway Medical Technologies, ... Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) today announced an ... health record (EHR) and practice management solution ... practices requiring advanced care coordination and network interoperability. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA: Minnesota Companies Agree to Halt Sale of Amino-acid Products with Unapproved Claims 2FDA: Minnesota Companies Agree to Halt Sale of Amino-acid Products with Unapproved Claims 3Greenway Partners With INHS to Advance EHR Adoption 2Greenway Partners With INHS to Advance EHR Adoption 3
... Biomet® Retrograde Femoral Nail ... the advantages of optimal ... straight nail designs. Furthermore, ... promote ease-of-use with desired ...
... latest in the Magnes line of biomagnetometer systems, ... full cortical coverage, provides the highest detector density ... of a wide range of neuronal activity. The ... detector configurations and can be equipped with radial ...
... Four-channel neurodiagnostic for basic ... EP. Incorporates a large 12.1" ... Advanced engineering and the latest ... performance and speed, advanced NCS ...
... stimulation is a non-invasive and painless method ... system. Cadwell Laboratories manufactures two magnetic stimulation ... Magnetic Stimulator (HSMS). The Hight Speed MES-10 ... up to 25 Hz at full power. ...
Medicine Products: