Global Preparedness & Response Network

Resources for Strategic Planning & Project Development

The Global Preparedness & Response Network is a collaborative initiative of international medical, veterinary and scientific experts to share information and enhance academic discussion of issues associated with preparedness,  response, mitigation and policy. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 


Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net

In The Spotlight:
  • Emergency Care Center - Tools for medical self care in a large scale natural disaster, infectious disease or terrorist incident. Humanitarian University Consortium.
27 December 2004: Stephen Apatow gathers data accurate projections regarding the death toll/damage assessment in southern Asian coastlines (in nine countries) impacted by the tsunami. Accurate statistics were crucial to background discussions with leaders in UN member countries (HRI: International Disaster Information Network) to prompt an appropriate international relief effort in this region of the globe.

The scale of this disaster is Asia, just touches the surface regarding the complexity of issues facing geographic areas with large impoverished populations, with military conflicts where the governments do not maintain control of the area impacted by the disaster.  Current discussions include the inability for relief workers and aid organizations to reach many areas, prompting the possible need for peace keeping troops supported by NATO.
  • Humanitarian Early Warning Service (HEWS): A global multi-Hazard watch service to support humanitarian preparedness. HEWSweb has been conceived as the first global one-stop shop for early warning information, to facilitate access to the latest early warnings by bringing together and rationalizing under one platform the vast amount of information now available on the Internet from multiple specialized institutions. 
  • SAMHSA: Coping with Violence and Traumatics Events: USDHHS.
Terrorism: Cyberterrorism: Emerging Infectious Diseases: Chemical & Hazardous Materials Risks

The Union Carbide Plant, Bhopal, India. Looking Back at Bhopal: Just after midnight on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India accidentally released approximately 40 metric tons of methyl isocyanate into the atmosphere. The incident was a catastrophe for Bhopal with an estimated 2000 casualties, 100,000 injuries, and significant damage to livestock and crops. The long-term health effects from such an incident are difficult to evaluate; the International Medical Commission on Bhopal estimated that as of 1994 upwards of 50,000 people remained partially or totally disabled.... Wickpedia.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Severe Weather:  Preparedness Resources
  • Weather Information Network (WIN)  Includes Global Satellite Links, International Weather Information and access to U.S. Community & Family Preparedness Resources.

Focus Areas

Biodefense Reference Library

Community & Family Preparedness Network

Emerging Infectious Disease Network

Global Preparedness & Response Network

HRI Legal Resource & Assistance Center

International Disaster Information Network

Interfaith News Network & Study Center

International Peace Center

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