Disaster management – How individual physical therapists can contribute

Physical therapists can contribute to disaster management in many ways, not only before, but also during and after a disaster. They can:

●      Contribute to policy development and local disaster planning;

●      Work with their member organisation to support the organisation’s disaster management planning;

●      Learn about risks and prevention strategies and prepare to react to disasters in their own homes, places of work, locality, region and further afield;

●      Donate to relief efforts or raise funds for NGOs involved in disaster management;

●      Support disaster relief organisations and raise awareness of the need for linkages between disaster relief, rehabilitation and development;

●      Advocate for vulnerable groups, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities, raising awareness of their needs at times of disaster.

●      Actively engage in relief efforts, usually by volunteering to provide rehabilitation to survivors.

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