Name of the activity: Disaster Medicine Preparedness
Country/NMO: FASMR Romania
Program: Emergency, Disaster Risk & Humanitarian Action
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: Continuous Activity
Category: Capacity Building
Focus area: Disaster resilience (including prevention, preparedness and response)
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), SDG 17 (Partnerships)
The main problem in the Disaster Medicine field in Romania is the lack of population training and preparation. The best examples for the lack of management are the fire at Colectiv club, 64 people died, and the Covid-19 pandemic, 59.000 people died. The main goal of this project is to provide Romania’s population with theoretical knowledge and basic skills about Disaster Medicine. We are working with medical students for now, but we want to share our knowledge with everyone.
- Medical students
- Healthcare Students
- General population
- Medical students
- Healthcare Students
- Other health professionals
- Educating the medical students regarding the basic knowledge about disaster preparedness through online or in person sessions.
- Creating at least one workshop simulation for a disaster for developing basic skills in disaster management.
- Creating educational campaigns related to Disasters and Emergencies on social media, sharing info-graphics, reels etc.
- Exploring new collaborations with other NMOs, with Crimedim and many more.
Indicators of Success:
1.60% of the participants can define and classify disasters.
60% of the participants can outline the disaster cycle.
60% of the participants can explain general health, safety, and security risks associated
with disasters and public health emergencies
- a). 60% of the participants know the principles of triage.
b). A minimum of 15 participants attend the workshop
- a) A minimum of 2 campaigns/year will be created and promoted on Social Media
Platforms (Instagram and Facebook)
- b) The campaigns will have a reach of minimum 300 beneficiaries
- a) A minimum of 3 LCs will be involved in a collaboration between DMP project
- b) At least 1 external partnership will be established, for example with Crimedim.
- Workshops: volunteers with experience in the domain will prepare a disaster simulation workshop for the participants. The participants will be selected through a Google form, based on their motivation and experience on the topic. The workshops will be in person or online depending on the pandemic situation.
- Regarding the sessions will be virtual or in person. We will collaborate with speakers and trainers to provide truthful information for the participants.
- Online campaigns: infographics, quizzes and posters will be created and posted on our Social Media accounts. The theme of the online campaigns will be: International Day for Disaster Reduction, commemorating important disasters, tips and tricks for survival kits and many more.
- Potential partners will be contacted via email in order to establish possible collaboration. The presentation map of the activities will be created and shared with partners.
Plans for evaluation:
- Every participant to the workshop will receive a pre and post knowledge form.
- Every participant will have to provide feedback through a Google form at the end of the activities.
- For online campaigns we will look at the reach of every post and make a graphic to track the progress and impact.
- Feedback forms from the volunteers to follow up the team work and the programme coordinator’s efficiency for future improvements.
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