Global Disaster Response

Advocating for Victims of Gender-Based Violence

GBV is more than violence directed against a person because of their gender. GBV can be physical, sexual, psychological or economic, and often derives from power inequalities between the instigator and the victim.

Companion “ship” - Hotline

Four teams of MGHers have recently deployed to assist in relief efforts following a humanitarian crisis abroad and natural disasters in the U.S.

Disaster Response Teams Mount Hurricane Effort

Mass General’s response to the need for dialysis professionals on hurricane-battered Dominica reflects the versatility and readiness of its global disaster response program.

MGH team in Puerto Rico faces hurdles in aid effort - Boston Herald

he team of Massachusetts General Hospital medical professionals who deployed to Puerto Rico to assist the thousands of people who have been struggling without proper care since Hurricane Maria decimated the island in September were blown away by the scale of destruction.

MGH responds: Hurricane help - Mass General News

This month several MGH staff members deployed to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The individuals were part of the federal Trauma and Critical Care Team, MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Arizona-1 DMAT, Colorado-3 DMAT, Project Hope, MGH Center for Global Health and the Logistics Response Assistance Team.

MGH Team In Texas To Treat Patients Hit By Harvey And By Chronic Health Problems

A medical team from Massachusetts General Hospital is in the small city of Rosenberg, Texas, about 45 minutes southwest of Houston. The city was badly flooded during Tropical Storm Harvey when the Brazos River overflowed. In the weeks since the storm, the MGH team has set up a mobile clinic in a local church.

Mass General Staffers Are Helping Hurricane Victims

With Houston grappling with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the state of Florida girding for Hurricane Irma, disaster response professionals from Massachusetts General Hospital have deployed to both areas to aid in relief efforts.

Mass General teams deploy in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Seventeen Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) staff members were deployed today as part of two teams headed to Texas and Florida in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These individuals are in addition to four staff members who recently returned from Texas after assisting with the federal Trauma and Critical Care Team.

Suicide Bombing in Turkey

Suicide bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey, kills at least 28 people, injures 60.

Workshop and Poster Call: 2016 Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference

The HHL Conference brings together speakers and attendees from non-government organizations (NGOs), industry, government, military, and academia in a forum to identify common challenges, share innovative research, and prioritize strategies, policies, and investment. The agenda features plenary panel discussions, interactive workshops, poster sessions, and ample opportunities for networking.

China and Russia Teams Join WHO’s Emergency Medical Team Initiative

The Director-General of the World Health Organization has presented letters of certification to Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) from China and Russia confirming that they are capable of providing mobile emergency field hospitals and staff members in response to natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

Training to Help Ebola Patients in West Africa – AP

As the Ebola crisis continues in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is training doctors, nurses and other health care workers going to work in Ebola Treatment Units in West Africa. Includes commentary by Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy, Deputry Director of Global Disaster Response, Center for Global Health.

The thrill of the drill – MGH Hotline

Thirteen MGH staff members recently traveled to Palo Alto, California, to participate in a mock humanitarian disaster at the Stanford Medical Campus.

When Disaster Strikes (Proto)

Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy, Deputy Director of Global Disaster Response at the MGH Center for Global Health, discusses the MGH response to Typhoon Haiyan and the emerging field of Disaster Response

Typhoon Haiyan: Looking back and moving forward

On Feb. 12, the center hosted “Global Disaster Response at Mass General: Reflections on Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippines,” in the O’Keeffe Auditorium. Part seminar, part reflection, part reunion, the event represented the culmination of months of work and served as a forum for MGH volunteers to share their stories with the community.