Message from the Regional Director

Samlee Plianbangchang
2006 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
With great pleasure, I warmly welcome you all to this regional meeting.As we all are aware, approximately 200,000 lives were lost due to the Earthquake and Tsunami at the end oflast year. It was one of the worst catastrophes of our times.The tragic event affected nine countries and displaced an estimated 1.2 million people. This was in spite of prompt responses by the governments of affected countries and international organizations.
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