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.
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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.
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.
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.