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COVID-19 Outbreak #1: AMDA HQ to dispatch med personnel to Okinawa, Japan

Publication date:2022-01-19
On 17 January 2022, AMDA Headquarters dispatched one nurse to Okinawa, a southern island prefecture in Japan, to respond to the worsening coronavirus situation. The nurse is expected to work at a local facility under the guidance of Okinawa Prefectural Government.

COVID-19 cases have resurged in the prefecture since late last year in which several cluster infections have been reported. After receiving a request from the prefectural government, AMDA started calling for candidate personnel to be dispatched on the 4th.

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMDA has sent medical personnel to Okinawa twice (five nurses in total), supporting local nursing facilities and a publicly-run call center that offered COVID-related hotline services.

In Japan, AMDA Headquarters has carried out an array of COVID-19 response nationwide from the country’s northernmost Hokkaido Prefecture to Okinawa. It has provided aid workers and relief supplies since early 2020.

    •  Primary Health Care & Promotion of Health Awareness (Promotion of Health)
    •  Japan
    •  2022
    •  COVID-19