[17 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Thailand braces emergency skills for floods

Nakhonsawan, Thailand— Over 100 local residents and relief volunteers earlier this month participated in a series of drills aimed at preparing themselves for flooding incident. The drill were carried out at four Tambons—Bang Ta Ngai, TabKrit, Kriang Krai and Khao Tong.
Situated close to the major Nan River from the North, the areas are clearly flood prone especially during monsoon season in May-October. A total of 27,187 local residents in the four Tambons could be at risk of flash flood without emergency preparedness.
“Not only we would like to test their emergency …

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[17 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Thailand braces emergency skills for floods

Nakhonsawan, Thailand— Over 100 local residents and relief volunteers earlier this month participated in a series of drills aimed at preparing themselves for flooding incident. The drill were carried out at four Tambons—Bang Ta Ngai, TabKrit, Kriang Krai and Khao Tong.
Situated close to the major Nan River from the North, the areas are clearly flood prone especially during monsoon season in May-October. A total of 27,187 local residents in the four Tambons could be at risk of flash flood without emergency preparedness.
“Not only we would like to test their emergency …

CADRE, Featured, Headline, PEER courses, PEER Impact »

[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
PEER brings Master of Instructors Workshop to Vietnam

August 12, 2013
Hanoi, Vietnam— A total of 30 instructors of Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam participated into the a series of Masters of Instructors Workshop aimed at developing course monitors for Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER).
The training equipped participants with knowledge and skills about CADRE and Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) training courses for example course adaptation, translation and updating; course monitoring, evaluation and certification system; team building and problem solving, so they can evaluate the course coordinator and the …

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Iloilo tests emergency response skills

Depart of Health Staff participating into the Mass Casualty Incident Simulation Drill held in Iloilo City during the Philippines’ Disaster Prevention Month – Photo Credit: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul

July 16, 2013
Iloilo City, Philippines –  Hundreds of emergency rescue staff and volunteers gathered in the Region 6, Western Visayas during July15-16 to participated in the first mass casualty incident motorcade and simulation drill held recently in a bid to test their skills in responding to emergency situations.
Organized by Ministry of Health’s Health Emergency Management System (HEMS) of Iloilo City, the two-day event included …

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[16 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

19 June 2013
Bangkok, Thailand- It’s 7:30 in the morning at Nong Jaw Training Facility located on the outer limits of Bangkok. There are four clipboards at each corner of the room. At a back table, blue CPR dummies lie in anticipation. In the center of the room, 22 emergency professionals from communities across Ayutthaya sit around a circular table, each with an orange hardhat, safety glasses, a surgical mask, latex gloves and a participant workbook placed in front of them. Spirits are high. For the next 3 days these professionals …

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[24 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Thai Hospitals Step Up Emergency Response

Pathumthani, Thailand — Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) joins force with Ministry of Public Health to start conducting overall assessment among Thai hospitals in flood-prone areas.
The assessment was recently piloted at Pathumthani Provincial Hospital. A dozen of trained instructors of Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) training courses carried out the evaluation process aimed at improving capacity of hospital and health care facilities for emergencies and mass casualty events.
The evaluation looks into four key components—structural, non-structural, functional and human resource management—crucial for effectively running hospitals services particularly during emergencies.
“Hospitals …