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Humanity First
Medical Disaster Response Training Course
May 6th, 7th and 8th, 2011

This course will provide the closest experience to caring for patients in a disaster setting. Topics will include disaster classification, response co-ordination, safety and security and importance of inter-agency communication.

The program will involve formal lecture-based teaching as well as a great deal of practical hands on experience. We have a series of challenging and exciting practical scenarios prepared to simulate experiences in the field. There will be plenty of support from the faculty of experts who have a considerable amount of organizational and practical experience.


  • Understand medical disaster response
  • Provide medical and humanitarian services in disaster situations
  • Live and coordinate efforts as a team
  • Learn Humanity First's organization structure

Key Contacts
Naeem Lughmani, MD
Humanity First, USA Medical Director

Iftikhar Ali, MD
Course Director

Mazhar Mansoor
Course Secretary

Holiday Inn Washington Dulles
45425 Holiday Drive, Dulles, VA 20166
Phone: 703-471-7411 | Fax: 866-958-3590
Special hotel rates are available on first come first serve basis till the block of rooms is full.

Iftikhar "Ifti" Ali MD
Fizan Abdullah MD, Ph. D.
Waleed Khan
Ata ul Aziz
Naeem Lughmani MD
Mazhar Mansoor
Shahid Agha Khan MD
Aleem Khan MD
Kenneth Crawford MD
Kalpesh Diyar
Dominic Morgan
Hammad Khan MD
Shahnawaz Rasheed MD
Mark Bryers
Brian Wilson

Organizing Committee
Naeem Lughmani MD Medical Director
Mehwish Lughmani Coordinator
Waleed Khan Co-Director Logistics
Tanvir Ahmed MD Co-Director Personnel
Bashir Malik Co-Director Personnel
Ifti Ali MD Course Director
Mazhar Mansoor Course Secretary
Aslam Daud MD Chairman HF Canada
Shahnawaz Rashid MD Medical Director International
Atta Aziz Hamed Co-Director Logistics

Where to Go
If you are flying, the closest airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). They have a free shuttle to Holiday Inn Washington Dulles Hotel where the course will take place.

If it is easier for you to fly into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), then it is necessary for further arrangement. There is a Baltimore Shuttle that transfers from BWI to Dulles airport. From the Dulles airport then you can take the free shuttle to the hotel.

Other arrangements can be made upon request. If there are any questions or concerns regarding transportation, directions, and/or arrival please contact our Director of Hospitality:

Abdul Ghaffar

How to Book the Hotel Room for Your Stay
In order to book your hotel room for this course:

  • Call the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles Hotel at: 703-471-7411
  • Tell them you are attending Humanity First’s Disaster Response Course. The code for booking the room is “HUM”
  • Then you can book a room at the reduced rates for the course.

For more information about the hotel feel free to visit the website:

Direct booking link can be found by visiting:

In view of the overwhelming demand of majority of our volunteers and future potential volunteers we have approval to make the following changes to facilitate participation in The Medical Disaster Relief Course being organized by Humanity First USA and Canada in Virginia.

Course registration fee will be waived for all participants (previously stated as $300). Humanity First will be bearing the cost of this.

It would be preferable for volunteers to stay in the same hotel if possible and they may benefit from the HF negotiated rate until 4/26/2011. But, if to cut down cost if any volunteers arrange their own accommodation that would be fine as well. Humanity First USA will also try to facilitate participants living with some local volunteers in Virginia area if possible.

Unfortunately at this point HF cannot reimburse for any travel.

It is essential that our volunteers get trained for any future disasters so that we are in a better position to help humanity. Please disseminate this information to all your contacts as soon as possible.

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Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.

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Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.

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