Yisong Yue

Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Director, DOLCIT at the California Institute of Technology.

Emergency Services in Emerging Economies: Challenges and First Steps

In emerging economies such as India, 911-type centralised emergency medical service (EMS) systems and humanitarian logistics systems are a relatively recent development. Due to limited investment in infrastructure and trained personnel, these systems tend to be severely resource-constrained. Recent events have also called into question their efficiency (Garg 2012). In India, humanitarian logistics services are not well-designed for large disasters …

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