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Preparedness of South African non-governmental organization relief teams for international earthquake response : a case study of the 2010 Haiti earthquake response

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dc.contributor.advisor Sibiya, Maureen Nokuthula
dc.contributor.advisor Pillay, Yugan
dc.contributor.author Du Randt, Shannon
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T13:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-11T12:32:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other 418876
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/731
dc.description Dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Technology: Emergency Medical Care, Durban University of Technology, 2011. en_US
dc.description.abstract Earthquakes are the most frequently occurring natural disaster around the world and it is associated with a large outpouring of humanitarian assistance from the world. Existing models for humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGO) focus on a variety of preparation and response decisions for aid distribution, but tend not to discuss medical rescue teams responding to international disasters and where they would fit into. Aim The aim of this study was to explore the preparedness of South African Non-Governmental Organisation relief teams for international earthquake response. The ultimate aim was to develop a framework for SA NGO teams responding to international earthquake disasters. Methods This qualitative study made use of a range of data collection tools including documentary sources and interviews, so that it could illuminate the study from all sides and to ensure all relevant data from people and organisations that span the globe could be collected. Conclusion and recommendations The result of the study was a conceptual map of the study recommendations which can be used in the development of a framework for improving South African NGO relief teams‟ response efficiency and effectiveness to international earthquake disasters. The research concludes with a series of recommendations which include: assigning the teams under a leading international academic and operational body and to identify qualified, well prepared and professional personnel on a database for rapid deployment. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Research and Post Graduate Development and Support. en_US
dc.format.extent 197 p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Emergency management--South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medical assistance, South African--Haiti en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Non-governmental organizations--South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Earthquake relief--Haiti en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Humanitarian assistance, South African--Haiti en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International relief--Haiti en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010 en_US
dc.title Preparedness of South African non-governmental organization relief teams for international earthquake response : a case study of the 2010 Haiti earthquake response en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-002666


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