2005 Kashmir Earthquake, Pakistan

In Pakistan in 2005 following the Kashmir earthquake, the Government used Sahana software for registering reports of missing persons and separated family members and connected them with records taken at hospitals of the survivors; at the same time, both the current Chair and the CEO of the Sahana Software Foundation were in the country advising the Prime Minister on the response, and secured donations of needed tetanus vaccine through corporate sources. Today, the US National Library of Medicine’s Lost Person Finder Project extends those capabilities using Sahana Software to tie triage and patient intake records directly with reports made of missing persons and provides publicly accessible web interfaces as well as an iPhone application.

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