January 26, 2017
Mansfield Fellow Attends JRCS Training in Kumamoto
Mansfield Fellow Meyliana Tongko (United States Air Force) attended Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) training in Kumamoto Prefecture as part of her placement with JRCS late last year. The six-day Emergency Response Unit training prepares JRCS and participating Red Cross Society health care teams from other countries to respond to crises in the natural disaster-prone Asia Pacific region. JRCS specialists can quickly be assembled to form a Basic Health Care Emergency Response Unit and dispatched to respond immediately to any international and domestic humanitarian crises. This team has the ability to accomplish their mission without any external support since they travel with the necessary equipment items. This training was attended by thirty Red Cross personnel, seven of which were from overseas Red Cross Societies, including China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Philippines, and Indonesia.