Sunday, March 20, 2011

As of the 20th, the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) has sent 51 people to Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures, including 18 doctors, 8 nurses, 2 midwives, 1 assistant nurse, 2 pharmacists, and 20 coordinators. The local doctors in the affected area have been working around the clock since the earthquake struck and are exhausted, so ADMA professionals are now alternating with those doctors in treating patients.

Of Japan Platform‘s 32 member organizations, 12 are now working in the earthquake-stricken areas. Many have been trying to survey the needs and are now beginning to implement projects including medical care, provision of supplies, and rebuilding telecommunications infrastructure.