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University of Hyogo, Graduate School of Nursing
The 21st Century Center of Excellence Program
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Research Section for Support Network Establishment : The International Disaster Nursing Network Project

The International Disaster Nursing Network Project
Message from the Project Team

For the purpose of the establishment of a disaster nursing support network in Asia, the most disaster-prone region in the world, we hold The Asian Summit Conferences on Disaster Nursing, inviting who are concerned with disaster nursing from WHO and Asian countries.

The 1st Conference was held in August 2002, focused on “disaster nursing education”. It revealed the current status and problems of disaster nursing education in Asian countries, concluding with the adoption of the Awaji Yumebutai Declaration. The 2nd Summit Conference was held in December 2004, focused on “mid- and long-term health management needs in disasters”, which clarified the problems of research on disaster nursing in Asia. The 3rd Conference was held in August 2006, focused on “research in disaster nursing”. We confirmed there the current status of research on disaster nursing in Asia and possibilities of an international joint research.

Following the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami, which occurred in December 2004, we have been conducting various activities by making full use of our network, including information collection; on-the-spot investigation in Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka; and support activities for the nurses. Other than Asian region, we are aiming at International COE for disaster nursing. In order to be designated as a WHO Collaborating Center, we have been proceeding with officials in charge of nursing care of the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office. We have also been actively participating in the conferences of WHO and International academic conferences concerning disaster nursing, emphasizing the significance of disaster nursing.
Ikuko Moriguchi
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31th March 2008

 

A field survey was carried out in Sri Lanka, 3 years after the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami.

In the framework of the International Disaster Nursing Network Project of the 21st Century COE Program, we have been conducting a series of field surveys in Sri Lanka since March 2005, three months after the Indian Ocean/Sumatra Earthquake & Tsunami of December 2004.

Each year, our surveys have focused on restoration and health problems in areas affected by the disaster.
From March 10 to 11, 2008, we conducted another field survey in the same series to examine the situation three years after the disaster.

A field survey was carried out in Sri Lanka, 3 years after the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami.

A field survey was carried out in Sri Lanka, 3 years after the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami.

For the survey, we were based in Colombo and visited the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare and the public health center in one of the disaster areas. As of last year, Ms. Malanie Ranasinghe, Principal of the School of Nursing in Colombo, served as our local coordinator, assisting us with our interview with the Director of Nursing and Public Health of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare.

Over the next two days, we visited the public health center in Moratuwa and talked with local nursing professionals.
On our second day in Moratuwa, we visited tsunami survivors’temporary and permanent housing complexes located in the public health center’s service area and interviewed four families.

Even three years after the disaster, temporary housing (camps) still exist because tsunami survivors who have not yet been provided with permanent housing continue to live there.
 

3th March 2008

 

A field survey was carried out in Indonesia, 3 years after the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami.

The Follow-up research team went to Jakarta where is capital city and Ache has been affected by the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami from February 7th to 16th,2008. We visit a health center,nursing school,etc. for carrying out survey about health problems after disaster and disaster nursing.

Before Tsunami, there was a conflict in Ache. Many people who had PTSD caused of not only Tsunami but also a conflict were found, because health section in Ache worked on the mental health nursing assisted foreign supporting organization.

Health status become to be good before Tsunami. Temporary housing was formally closed and many permanent houses had be built by support of oversea and reconstruction agency,bud only few people lived there.

Investigation in revival house

Crisis Management Center

In Nursing School and University,they want to have the class of disaster nursing education. A nursing school have already started education for student by teachers were trained by Japanese nursing university.
In Jakarta,we visited the crisis management center in Ministry of Health for comprehending a crisis management in Indonesia. They monitor a disaster in Indonesia for 24 hours and have several training for medical practitioner. Moreover,they made a pocket size book included rapid assessment sheet and a management system,etc and distribute it to health department of every states.



Research Section for Support Network Establishment
The International Disaster Nursing Network Project

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E-mail: office@coe-cnas.jp

Project leader: Ikuko Moriguchi
Collaborative researcher: Kazumi Adachi, Sakiko Kambara
 
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