4086.0 Message from Japan on the Earthquake, Tsunami and Catastrophic Atomic Accident: What happened and what has been done

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
The north-east coast of Japan, the Tohoku area, was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11. The number of killed or missing people has amounted to around 30,000. More than 400,000 people evacuated, and more than 2,000 evacuation shelters were established for displaced persons. In the Fukishima Atomic Power Plant, the coolant system of nuclear reactors did not function properly: water levels of reactors dropped. Radiation leak to air and sea water was detected and the melting of a portion of the reactor core was suspected. Having experienced these catastrophic situations, we would like to have the presentations in this session on the themes such as what happened in the Tohoku area, what has been done by public health professionals in the Tohoku area, what has been done to support the people in Tohoku area and what happened and what has been done in Fukushima APP.
Session Objectives: List the facts of what happened during and after 3 recent disasters in Japan (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plants) Discuss the support policies which have been actually implemented with special reference to public health within the context of these unforeseen and destructive disasters Explain the knowledge and information gained through the experiences of Japan during this difficult time. Formulate new ideas to face the on-going problems in Japan.

10:50 AM

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board
Endorsed by: International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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