Host Nation Participants Perspectives on Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance [open pdf - 220KB]
While each humanitarian assistance project is unique, similarities are found in the perspectives of both providers and recipients, particularly in recognizing what is required to increase the effectiveness of DoD humanitarian assistance projects and programs. Recipients, including host nation officials, health care providers, and patients, largely view DoD humanitarian projects favorably. They also independently identify many of the same basic issues, concerns, and ideas for more effective humanitarian assistance. The fact that these observations have been repeatedly, independently identified by participants ranging from U.S. service members to foreign citizens lends weight to their importance.
CDHAM Publication 02-05
Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), Online Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Portal, http://www.picnet.net/cdham/modules.php?name=Downloads