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18 May 2016 description

The Director’s Letter

Col. Joseph Martin, USAF

Just over a year ago a devastating earthquake struck the country of Nepal, with major aftershocks in the ensuing weeks. The international community responded across a wide range of capabilities and in many cases remains engaged today in recovery and reconstruction. This edition of the Liaison Journal is specifically set aside to capture a range of lessons learned, with each providing the unique perspective of the supporting organization and author.

22 Aug 2014 description

HONOLULU – The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance facilitated the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) course at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu July 21 – Aug. 1.

The class consisted of 30 participants that crossed nine nationalities from around the Asia-Pacific region. The Center (CFE-DMHA) has hosted the course annually on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and in partnership with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa for nearly 20 years.

17 Jun 2014 description

In this issue:

Comfort makes better Doctors Lessons learned during the Haiti medical response that can enable other organizations

One Drop at a Time Sri Lankan hospitals find life-saving water solution

From the Ashes The city of Higashi Matsushima, Japan rebuilds after tsunami

Advancing the Agenda Urban Risk Reduction in Bangladesh

Interview with Richard Hough U.S. Agency for International Development

18 Apr 2014 description

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii—The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE) hosted Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), Apr. 16 to discuss future collaborations in foreign and domestic disaster preparedness and relief.

16 Oct 2012 description

Few disasters in memory compare to the Great East Japan Earthquake in terms of its scale and complexity. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck off the eastern coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu on the afternoon of March 11, 2011, generated a massive tsunami that minutes later swept as far inland as six miles (10 kilometers) in some areas and triggered an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that resulted in the release of radioactive materials.

30 Mar 2012 description

The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (COE-DMHA) conducted a Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART) Course for U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) February 21-23 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

01 Jun 2001 description

This paper describes the evolution leading to the current consensus on information that can realistically be gathered and effectively analysed for rapid decision-making regarding nutrituional status, as well as summarises some key aspects of rapid nutritional surveys. For this purpose, it includes the following chapters:

- Historical perspective
- Why measure malnutrition in emergencies?
- Types of assessment
- Elements of an assessment
- Data collection
- Survey subjects
- Survey methodology and recording