Archive for April, 2006
Kathleen Connell reports in her blog about NASA derived Telemedicine assistance for earthquake survivors in Pakistan.
The NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center RPC conducted a humanitarian medical mission to Pakistan, in order to work with doctors there and introduce telemedicine- a product of Apollo.
Telemedicine is one of the many ways taxpayer funded NASA technology can be redeployed to assist those in isolated regions.
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The Pakistan government has come under scathing criticism from relief organisations for its recent decision to close down relief camps for the survivors of the massive earthquake last year which killed close to 73,000 people.
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A photography exhibition at the Khaas Art Gallery shows the earthquake tragedy through the eyes of children, depicting their life in the tent villages of NWFP and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) that gave them temporary shelter.
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Earthquake buying prescription drugs online survivors in Pakistan on Saturday were to mark six months since the disaster that killed more than 73,000 people, with reconstruction yet to start in most of the devastated area.
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The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board has made it compulsory to get an earthquake-proof certificate prior to construction of new houses, shops and plazas in Cantt.
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Six months after the devastating October 8 earthquake, the worst is over but the real hard work is just beginning, Dan Toole, the head emergency programmes for the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
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The government will launch a $2.4 billion assessment and payment programme from April 7 to ensure construction of 600,000 houses in quake zone before next winter, Altaf Saleem, chairman of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), said on Wednesday.
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Earthquake victims living in Lahore on the Punjab government’s invitation left for their native areas on Monday.
Saba Sadiq, adviser to the Punjab chief minister on social welfare, saw the 85 families off on the chief minister’s behalf at the Social Welfare Complex.
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