Dr Susan Jamieson has been personally invited by the governments of Asian countries to assist in the face of humanitarian disasters, especially in the first week when medical support is critical.
- Dr Susan Jamieson flew to Tacloban on Sunday 17th November 2013
- She delivered and administered vaccinations and medications collected.
- Local venture was under the auspices of the Philippines disaster agencies.
Supporting the people of Tacloban
I have been with colleagues to Tacloban to supervise the allocation and prescription of the medicine and vaccines so far collected. I have experience in disaster areas such as spearheading an emergency relief team in the first week of the Sri Lankan Tsunami, trauma relief in Chengdu, etc.
We remain in touch with Tacloban, at the centre of this terrible Philippine devastation where the head of national disaster council in Manila – Olive Luces (chief of NDRRMC, National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Manila) and Buddy Estudillo (head CDRMMC – City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Tacloban) are supporting this venture. They flew us from Manila to Tacloban by military flights, and then from airport to the Town Hall to set up a clinic right in the heart of this disaster city.
This was an ongoing life saving mission as infectious diseases could kill more people than initial trauma. Wounds, as well as diarrhea and illness due to lack of sanitation and fresh water are the main risks. Vaccines take 2 weeks to work, and need to be administered as soon as possible. Volunteers like us can move faster than the large AID agencies.
We thank you for all your donations and support towards the mission.
Dr Susan JamiesonTelephone: 25238044
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59-65 Queens Rd Central