Responding to Disasters and Emergency
When disasters strike, MedGlobal’s emergency response team is there to provide the urgent healthcare that is required to save lives and provide relief to vulnerable communities.
When Every Moment Counts
Whether it’s a natural disaster, a man-made emergency or complex emergencies, MedGlobal’s Crisis Response aims to provide immediate relief to populations who are hit hardest.
Typically, these include refugees, displaced, and other vulnerable populations. We address acute needs for medical, nutritional, water and sanitation, and other lifesaving and life-sustaining care by working with local governmental authorities, health facilities, and non-profit organizations to launch locally-led, needs-based responses.
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MedGlobal’s Next Steps
After the initial Crisis Response period, MedGlobal helps Rebuild Communities by addressing damage to healthcare systems. Disasters and emergencies have complex, compounding socioeconomic effects that negatively impact the health of people living in crisis areas. For this reason, supporting healthcare systems is our priority. We build the capacity of healthcare facilities and the providers who staff them.
For example, MedGlobal runs a 24-hour Maternity and Birth Center (MBC) in Bangladesh, which provides the only free maternal health services in the impoverished community of Somitipara. The community consists primarily of climate refugees: Bangladeshis who were displaced by cyclones and other natural disasters resulting from climate change. In addition to providing clinical care, the MBC serves as a training hub for local healthcare providers and it provides health education to the community.
MedGlobal also understands the importance of Crisis Preparedness. Communities that have suffered a disaster or emergency are often more vulnerable to the effects of future crises. We create crisis response plans and train local health care providers and other professionals to apply these plans.
Visit https://medglobal.org/disaster-and-emergency-response/ for more examples of MedGlobal’s disaster and emergency response.