Medical Teams International
When a disaster strikes, our Disaster Response program mobilizes within 48 hours to send medical teams and supplies to help save lives and improve healthcare.
We respond to natural and man-made disasters where needs outstrip the local capacity to respond.
Medical Teams International’s Disaster Response program is designed to provide a swift, coordinated disaster recovery plan in a crisis situation. Collaborating with local government agencies, we evaluate the disaster impact and coordinate with our standby pool of trained and experienced disaster response volunteers to send aid within 48 hours.
Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide transitional health and community programming for impacted communities, from disaster relief to development, saving lives and improving quality of care.
We also enable self-sufficiency, preparing communities for future disasters by identifying the highest risks for disaster and how to mitigate these.
WHAT WE DO:
Develop high-impact relief, rehabilitation and risk-reduction programs that provide emergency health care to vulnerable populations. Build local partner and health personnel capacity through training and support to community-based health and development programs. Ship containers of essential medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics, increasing access and quality of health services.
KEY FOCUS AREAS:
Control of communicable diseases, including malaria, diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and cholera Immunizations
Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in vulnerable populations
Disaster preparedness and risk reduction