March 10, 2017
Japan: Helping Communities Rebuild Post-Fukushima
Almost 70% of the country’s infrastructure was destroyed, including nearly 80% of all of the health facilities. In response to the deadly earthquakes, our team set up clinics near the villages of Golche and Sunkhani in the Sindhupalchok district – a remote region that was one of the hardest hit in the quakes. In the chaotic aftermath, Doctors of the World medical teams evaluated 2,000 people and provided basic healthcare to thousands in the area.
Before our emergency response work, Doctors of the World had been on the ground in Nepal since 2007, focusing on increasing access to sexual and reproductive healthcare for Nepali women. Our teams aimed to ensure quality health services were available at a community level and to reduce factors contributing to maternal and neonatal mortality. We also provided educational workshops on the prevention and management of pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal care.