Cyclone Disaster in Myanmar (Return of Japan Disaster Relief Medical Team)

June 9, 2008

  1. Japan Disaster Relief Medical Team (a total of 23 members consisted of one official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, four doctors, seven nurses, one pharmacist, five medical coordinators, and five logistical coordinators) provided medical treatment to approximately 1,200 patients in Labutta located in the south of the Ayeyawaddy District, Myanmar.  The team was dispatched by the Government of Japan to Myanmar at the request of the Government of Myanmar when the country suffered a cyclone disaster.
  2. The team has accomplished their mission, and will return to Japan on June 11 (Wed), arriving at Narita (JL704) at 07:30.
  3. The medical equipment used in the team’s activities will be handed over to local authorities in Labutta, and the medical work will be taken over by Myanmar medical staff.