Throughout our 200-year history, Mass General has always responded to help our global neighbors in distress. From November 2013 - February 2014, four medical teams from the MGH recently worked in the Philippines in support of the International Medical Corps and Project HOPE missions to provide medical care to those whose lives were disrupted by Typhoon Haiyan.
Employees and Staff:
If you are an employee of the Massachusetts General Hospital and interested in volunteering for international deployments to support medical operations after natural and man-made disasters, please complete a profile for our disaster response database: http://www.mghcgh.org/global-disaster-response-volunteer/
- MGH CGH Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 17 - 3 February 2014
- Support the MGH Global Disaster Response for Typhoon Haiya
- ADRA Rapid Needs Assessment Report - Philippines, Province of Iloilo, North-eastern Regio
- MGH Public Affairs Storify page
- Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) Report - November 2013
- OCHA Philippines Situation Report No. 34 - 28 January 2014
- OCHA Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Humanitarian Snapshot - 06 January 2014
Global Disaster Response at the Massachusetts General Hospital:
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Pursuing a four-part mission of patient care, teaching, research and community health, the hospital is consistently ranked among the top hospitals nationwide. The Mass General Center for Global Health—modeling the larger institution and its 200-year legacy of excellence for innovative clinical care, transformative scientific discoveries and world class medical training—works across the globe to prevent avoidable deaths and to alleviate the physical pain and mental anguish resulting from disease, natural disasters, poverty and war. These interwoven strengths are further leveraged by collaborations with other pre-eminent institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MGH is a leader in humanitarian disaster relief and is a recognized leader in providing rapid post-catastrophe medical care in response to humanitarian emergencies whenever and wherever expert medical care is needed. MGH’s disaster response model provides a team of skilled clinicians and support staff that can be deployed within twenty-four hours of a disaster anywhere in the world. This was evidenced by deployments to responses as varied as New York City on September 11, 2001 to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and its subsequent cholera outbreak.