Last Updated March 30, 2022
NEW: On March 27, 2022, the Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action program deployed a team to Eastern Europe as part of their continued response to the crisis in Ukraine and the current needs of displaced people around the globe. The team is deployed in partnership with Medical Teams International to provide medical support for refugee transit centers and training in point of care ultrasound, ACLS/BLS, and trauma.
Future teams are being considered as need arises.
March 1, 2022:
Since February 24, 18 million people across the country of Ukraine have been affected by recent conflict. According to the World Health Organization, of these 18 million, 6.4 million people are internally displaced and more than 12million individuals are in need of humanitarian care. Additionally, many Ukrainians are fleeing and seeking refuge in neighboring countries, including Poland, Romania, and Moldova.
The MGH Center for Global Health stands with the people of Ukraine and our colleagues affected by this event. The Center’s Global Disaster Response team is actively working with partner organizations, including International Medical Corps and the World Health Organization Emergency Medical Teams, to assess immediate needs and coordinate a response. We continue to monitor the situation and will offer updates as the situation unfolds.
MGH Center for Global Health Point of Contact:
Lindsey Martin, NP, Director of Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action
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