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Emergencies are unpredictable and life-changing. The best outcomes demand a swift, coordinated effort. In collaboration with field staff, partners, government agencies and volunteers, Medical Teams International responds to natural and man-made disasters within 48 hours. When disasters strike, we are there.
We have responded to more than 90 disasters since 1979. Our work has reached survivors of genocide, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and complex humanitarian crises.
In the past decade, we've cared for people in the following countries:
Honduras, Haiti, India, Myanmar, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, United States, Bangladesh, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia, Lebanon, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Thailand, Ethiopia, Iran, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Rwanda, Congo, Turkey, Mozambique, Colombia, Albania, Kosovo, Taiwan and Venezuela.
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
- Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in vulnerable populations
- Psychosocial services
- Disaster preparedness and risk reduction
Our long term goal is to rebuild lives by effectively transitioning to community development programs.
The Surgical Implant Generational Network (SIGN) has created and implemented a system to repair fractures in the femur and tibia in people living in the developing world where real time imaging and power equipment are not available. SIGN worked with us in Haiti. They helped save many people from further disability with this state of the art surgical procedure in Haiti. They have trained more than 2,000 surgeons using this system around the world and treated 70,000 patients.
To learn more about SIGN, visit SIGN-Post.org.
Please donate or volunteer to help save lives in disaster situations.