Millennium Medicine Project
Scientific Advisory

Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Galjour, MD

Global Public Health

Catharina Berge


Azriel Benaroya, MD
Department of Orthopedics
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Mt Sinai School of Medicine

John Clegg,
F.R.C.S., M.B. Ch.B
Department of Orthopaedics
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Coventry, U.K.
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Warwick, Medical School.

Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Luboš Hrazdira, CSc.
Masaryk University
President of the Sports Medicine Society, Czech Republic

Sandhya Kaushik
JESS Research & Educational Foundation, Contact

Dr Ram Prabhoo
JESS Research & Development Center
Mukund Hospital
Mumbay, INDIA

Dr. B.G. Kanagi
JESS Research & Development Center
Bandra (W) Reclamation
Mumbay, INDIA


Prof. Reinhard Graf
Anthonio Bouffard, MD

HRI: United Nations Arts Initiative
Operational Medicine
Medical and Veterinary Self Care

Sponsored by Humanitarian Resource Institute, Pathobiologics
and the United Nations Arts Initiative

Contact: Stephen M. Apatow, Director of Research and Development, Humanitarian University Consortium GraduateStudies Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Law *.  Email: s.m.apatow@pathobiologics.org

*Training: Combat Field Medicine: Medical Corps: U.S./International Combat/Field Medicine Training programs, Ohio State University Extension Campus.

In the Spotlight
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. According to Wikipedia, the tsunami generated by the earthquake killed approximately 275,000 people, making it one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.

During a 2005 Combat/Field Medicine training program I participated in at the Ohio State University Extension, a video presentation focused on three young people from the United States who were working at orphanages in Indonesia, when the tsunami hit. With no medical experience or training, they gathered medical supplies, obtained permission to enter the impacted region and found themselves in charge of hospital clinics with the full range of medical challenges.

Operational Medicine (www.operationalmedicine.org)

Operational Medicine is the healthcare provided in unconventional settings where important resources may be significantly restricted. These resources could include limited supplies, expertise, time, location, or climate extremes.
  • Textbooks and Manuals: Classic textbooks of operational medicine and manuals produced by the U.S. military and other authoritative sources.
  • Videos: Training for hands-on providers of care in isolated settings.
  • Lectures: PowerPoint®, illustrating important OPMED issues.
  • Distance Learning: Web training in operational medical and nursing subjects.
  • Training: Get the training you need.
  • Operational Safety: Protect yourself and your patients in operational settings.
  • PDF Reader: Free download of the software from Adobe®
  • PowerPoint® Viewer: Free Download of the software from Microsoft®
  • Search: Use keywords to quickly find the information you need.
Brookside Associates: Medical Education Division develops, produces and distributes medical education materials for use by physicians, nurses, other medical personnel and students preparing for these professions.

Medicine (Medical Self Care)
Perhaps the most widely used health care manual in developing countries today, provides vital, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common diseases. Considered useful both as a text book for village health care and as a travel medicine guide.

* In appreciation to HealthWrights and the Hesperian Foundation.
Combat/Field Medicine: From the field
Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Self Care)
Reference:  Education Medical Corps: U.S./International Combat/Field Medicine Training programs, Ohio State University Extension Campus.


Global access to free and low cost educational materials:

Global-Help.org: Providing free text books and health care information to developing countries, helping to make medical knowledge accessible worldwide.

HRI Medical/Veterinary Selfcare Portal: When there is no Doctor, Dentist, Veterinary, DOD Operational Medicine instructional materials online.

Distance Education: HRI University Consortium

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