International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine
Establishment of Disaster Resilient Medical and Public Health Service
Medical Sciences Course
- Master / Doctoral Degree
- EGAWA, Shinichi
Professor, M.D. Ph.D.
egawas*surg.med.tohoku.ac.jp (Please convert "*" into "@".)
- Standardization of disaster medicine and public health
- Support receiving capacity of the hospitals
- Medical and public health needs in disaster
medical and public health needs, disaster medical and public health coordinator, education of disaster medicine, support receiving capacity, international medicine and public health
database, ICT, teleconference, simulation, cluster approach
IRIDeS was established in 2012 after Great East Japan Earthquake and promoting the applied disaster mitigation science including Disaster Medical Science. Our division is solely unique in the world and enjoy the liberty of research everything related to disaster medicine and public health. Disaster medical response system in Japan was established after Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake and is leading the world. The hazard itself and medical and public health needs, however, are changing continuously and multi-hazard approach is required. Our team are analyzing the medical and public health needs in disaster and seeking to establish the efficient help relief and support receiving as well as standardization of international medical response according to the disaster cycle.
We are doing research on the database of medical and public health needs and rapid assessment system of evacuation shelter, nation-wide survey of disaster medical and public health coordinator, survey of support receiving plan of the hospitals in the GEJE affected area and possible hazard area of Great Nankai Trough Earthquake, simulation for disaster response, application of geographical spatial information to medical and public health response, as well as organizing international conferences about the standardization of international disaster medicine.
Figure 1. Standardization of disaster medical and public health coordinator is necessary
Figure 2. Support receiving capacity of the hospitals should be raized
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