Lessons for public health from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake

Authored by: Rosamund J. Southgate

Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415643825
eBook ISBN: 9781315818719
Adobe ISBN: 9781317817703

10.4324/9781315818719.ch26

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Abstract

This case study looks at the Japanese earthquake of 2011, its public health effects, and the response following the earthquake. Analysis of the response provides various public health lessons from which public health professionals and other members of the community can greatly benefit.

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