World Conference on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 22/04/2015
The extract reads as follows:Disaster Response has multiple facets. Logistics including diplomacy, access and deployment are key, without which, the most skilled team in the world will be rendered useless. Gift of the Givers will take you on a journey with Africa's largest disaster response agency from infancy to the present time detailing the challenges, adaptation, innovation and management in changing circumstances in some of the world's most complicated and horrendous disasters. Primary health care, trauma medicine, secondary traumatisation, trauma counselling, rehabilitation, setting up hospitals, search and rescue teams, sniffer dogs, housing developments, tents, food, water provision are some of the diverse aspects that will be detailed. Skills transfer, patient education, reconstruction of essential facilities and self-sufficiency are all aspects of what our missions entail. Hands on management and twenty three years of experience will be shared with the participants.