Nurses and midwives in action during emergencies and disasters case studies from the western pacific region co author university of the philippines open university asia pacific emergency and disaster nursing network date 2013 publisher manila who regional office for the western pacific case studies from the western pacific . This publication presents fifteen selected case studies which highlights the multitude of roles and contributions of nurses in different settings in times of emergencies and disasters and the analysis of community health system and nursing and midwifery needs during times of ongoing health threats and disasters. To highlight the role and responsibilities of nurses and midwives during emergencies and disasters in the region the nursing unit together with the emergency and humanitarian action eha unit in the south east asia region office searo have supported the documentation of case studies on the contribution of nurses and midwives during emergencies. With the increasing global frequency of disasters the call for disaster preparedness training needs to be reinforced nurses form the largest group of the healthcare workforce and are often on the frontline in disaster management therefore nurses should be adequately equipped with the knowledge . The book nurses and midwives in action during emergencies and disasters case studies from the western pacific region a collaborative effort involving the network was also launched during the meeting
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