Japan Still Feeling Effects of Triple Disaster

(April 6, 2011) As Japan continues recovery efforts from the March earthquake, devastating tsunami, and a developing nuclear crisis, the public health ramifications—both mental and physical—are enormous. Japan's National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has sent several experts to the ministry's Task Force since the beginning of the nuclear accident. Some staff members of public health nursing joined the ministry's mission to the disaster-stricken region to support local governments and people, according to Tomofumi Sone, director of the NIPH's Department of International Health and Collaboration. 

"Although we Japanese are still in middle of a very difficult situation, I strongly believe that we can overcome it," says Dr. Sone. "Any further support and collaboration which IANPHI members can give us would be most appreciated."

Countries, international organizations, and other partners from around the world have rushed to Japan's aid.  Below are links to information about the ongoing heroic efforts of the NIPHlth and many relief organizations.

Japanese National Institute of Public Health 
This is the Japanese NIPH page with documents informing the public about the earthquake and response. 

Relief Web 
Relief Web provides the latest updates from everyone who is working in Japan – from governments to international organizations such as the UN and WHO. Find information about the quake and response by sector. If you look at background information, you will find daily situation reports from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

US CDC 
Excellent website about radiation and health effects that is directly applicable to the current situation in Japan. 

WHO  
International Atomic Energy Agency website
Check on Fukushima developments.  
Japan Earthquake
Countries, international organizations, and other partners from around the world are rushing to Japan’s aid.