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Center Response: Pakistan Earthquake

Pakistan AssessmentThe Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, along with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine and the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), dispatched a three-person team to Pakistan after the October 2005 earthquake, to help with relief operations. Center members Daksha Brahmbhatt, RN, MPH, and Dr. Anjali Pant worked together in a team led by the International Rescue Committee's Rick Brennan to provide medical care to earthquake victims following the Kashmir earthquake.  They started by caring for victims in the villages, and then assessing water and sanitation needs. They then served patients in mobile clinics in the Jammu, Kashmir, Manshera and Ooghi areas. They would see approximately 200 women and children during each four-hour shift. They also built temporary shelters, distributed food, water and blankets, and participated in a WHO campaign to immunize children. Daksha with Patient

More information on the Center's—and the School's—response in Pakistan.

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