Programs


Alphabetical listing of countries where GlobalMedic has deployed:

Angola Balkans Bangladesh Brazil
Cambodia Cameroon Canadian Event Central African Republic
Chad Chile China Congo-Brazzaville
Dominican Republic DR Congo Gaza Ghana
Grenada Guatemala Guyana Haiti
Honduras India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Japan Kenya Laos
Lebanon Liberia Libya Mali
Mauritania Mexico Myanmar Nepal
Pakistan Peru Philippines Sahel Region
Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia Sri Lanka
St Lucia Sudan Syria Taiwan
Thailand Turkey United States of America Vietnam
Yemen Zimbabwe

Disaster Response

GlobalMedic is a registered Canadian charity that utilizes professional Canadian rescuers, specifically paramedics, police officers, firefighters and engineers who volunteer their time and skills to help those in need around the world. These volunteers’ form three distinct Rapid Response Teams (RRT); the Emergency Water Unit, the Emergency Medical Unit and the Rescue Unit.

The Emergency Water Unit specializes in providing clean drinking water to affected populations after a disaster. With the use of mobile water purification units and water purification tablets the team establishes easily accessible water stations for rural and urban centres in addition to mass distribution programs. The access to clean drinking water helps to prevent the spread of water-borne disease.

The Emergency Medical Unit uses inflatable field hospitals to restore medical infrastructure to towns and villages affected by natural or man-made disasters. These field hospitals are designed to provide care to thousands of individuals. The team members are fully qualified to provide medical aid and medicine to those in need.

The Rescue Unit specializes in saving victims of disasters. The team works with a highly trained K-9 Unit in the search for survivors of structural collapse, as well as swift water and high-angle rescue.

GlobalMedic believes in empowering the people we serve in disaster situations. Our team members train members of local communities and organizations on the correct operation and maintenance of our deployment equipment, and leave it in the field for them to operate as long as needed.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here. Or contact Matt Capobianco for more information - mcapobianco@globalmedic.ca

Disaster zones to which GlobalMedic has deployed or delivered aid:


Conflict / Complex Emergency

Mali Clean Drinking Water Program | November, 2014
Mali Clean Drinking Water Program | November, 2014
Central African Republic Clean Water Program | September, 2014
Erbil, Iraq Clean Drinking Water Program | August, 2014
Conflict in the Gaza Strip | July, 2014
Syrian Refugee Crisis Response | January, 2014
Water Purification and Medical Relief Mission in Mali | May, 2013
Water Purification and Medical Relief Mission in Mali | May, 2013
Yemen Clean Drinking Water Project | February, 2013
Water purification program in Somalia | February, 2013
Syria Crisis | October, 2012
India Flood Relief Program | October, 2012
Somalia Clean Drinking Water Program | August, 2012
Libya Complex Emergency | June, 2011
Sudan Rainfresh Distribution | March, 2011
Wellesley Street Fire | October, 2010
Humanitarian Crisis in Pakistan | May, 2009
Complex Emergency in Sri Lanka 2009 | March, 2009
Gaza Crisis | January, 2009
Aquatab Donation in DR Congo | November, 2008
Complex Emergency in Sri Lanka | March, 2007
Complex Emergency in Lebanon | September, 2006

Cyclones

Indian Cyclone Hudhud | November, 2014
Indian Cyclone Phailin | October, 2013
Cyclone Nargis | May, 2008
Cyclone Sidr | November, 2007

Drought

Mauritania Clean Water Project | February, 2013
Sierra Leone Clean Drinking Water Program | January, 2013
Sahel Crisis Response | August, 2012

Earthquakes

Japan - Community Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 | September, 2012
Japan - Community Rehabilitation Project | July, 2012
Turkey Earthquake | November, 2011
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami | March, 2011
Chile Earthquake Response | February, 2010
Earthquake in Haiti 2010 | January, 2010
Earthquake in Indonesia 2009 | September, 2009
Earthquake in Pakistan 2008 | November, 2008
Earthquake in China | May, 2008
Earthquake in Indonesia 2007 | September, 2007
Earthquake in Peru | August, 2007
Earthquake in Indonesia 2006 | May, 2006
Earthquake in Pakistan 2005 | November, 2005
Earthquake in Iran | February, 2004

Epidemic

Ebola Outbreak Response | October, 2014
Sierra Leone Clean Drinking Water Program | January, 2013
Haiti Cholera Response | January, 2011

Floods

Pakistan Flood Response | October, 2014
India Kashmir Flood Response | September, 2014
Balkans Flooding Response | May, 2014
India Bihar Response | October, 2013
Indian Cyclone Phailin | October, 2013
Northern India Monsoon | July, 2013
Philippines Typhoon Bopha Response | December, 2012
Pakistan Flood Relief Program | December, 2012
India Flood Relief Program | October, 2012
Typhoon Saola Response | August, 2012
India Floods | December, 2011
Pakistan Floods | October, 2011
Floods In Vietnam | November, 2010
Floods In Pakistan | September, 2010
Floods in Pakistan | August, 2010
Floods in Brazil | November, 2008
Floods In Guatemala | November, 2008
Floods in Mexico | November, 2007
Flooding in Sudan | August, 2007
Flooding in Bangladesh | August, 2007
Floods In Pakistan 2007 | July, 2007
Floods In Somalia 2007 | February, 2007
Floods In Kenya | February, 2007
Floods In Indonesia | February, 2007
Floods in Somalia | December, 2006
Floods In Guyana | January, 2005

Hurricanes

GlobalMedic Sandy Relief, Rockaway New York | December, 2012
Hurricane Response in St. Lucia | November, 2010
Hurricane in Honduras | November, 2008
Hurricane in Haiti | September, 2008
Hurricane Noel | November, 2007
Hurricane Stan | August, 2005
Hurricane Ivan | September, 2004

Landslides

Landslides in Philippines | February, 2006

Tsunami

Japan - Community Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 | September, 2012
Japan - Community Rehabilitation Project | July, 2012
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami | March, 2011
Volcano and Tsunami | October, 2010
Tsunami in Solomon Islands | April, 2007
Tsunami in Sri Lanka | December, 2004

Typhoon

Super Typhoon Haiyan | November, 2014
India, Odisha: AP700 Locations | January, 2014
Philippines Typhoon Bopha Response | December, 2012
Philippines Typhoon Washi | January, 2012
Typhoon Nesat Response | October, 2011
Typhoon Ketsana | September, 2009
Response for Typhoon Morakot | August, 2009
Typhoon Durian | December, 2006

Volcano Eruption

Volcano and Tsunami | October, 2010

CAPACITY BUILING

GlobalMedic operates capacity building programs in developing nations. These programs provide vaccinations, medical supplies, hospital beds, medical and emergency rescue training to local organizations to enhance the level of medical care. GlobalMedic also builds medical clinics, schools and donates books and computers.

We also provide long-term water solutions such as BioSand Water Filter technology for use in rural homes and communities to provide access to clean water for drinking, food preparation person hygiene and sanitation.

Since 2002, GlobalMedic has been involved in a number of training and capacity building operations around the world, and continues to strive to enhance the abilities of emergency medical services in developing world countries.

GlobalMedic has developed a pre-hospital emergency medical care training package, and has delivered it to hospitals and health-care workers around the world, in countries where local capacity is impeded by poverty, war or natural disasters. The training is supplemented with donations of supplies and equipment, including emergency medical equipment, trauma supplies and water purification equipment, with recipients receiving training in their use and maintenance.

These efforts are geared towards:

a) improving the medical support programs of allied NGOs, particularly those involved in humanitarian de-mining and UXO clearance operations, in order to provide the best coverage possible for these teams involved in this dangerous work;

b) increasing local capacity for pre-hospital care in the community, in order to improve the access of poor, rural & isolated populations to quality emergency medical care; and

c) preparing and equipping community and NGO infrastructure with tools and skills that can be called upon in the event of a disaster situation, thereby strengthening those responses and enhancing the ability of GlobalMedic Rapid Response Team deployments to reach the largest number of affected people.

For information on how to become involved, please contact Matt Capobianco (mcapobianco@globalmedic.ca), coordinator of training & capacity building programs. Volunteers interested in becoming involved in a training mission should contact GlobalMedic about being included in our volunteer mailing list, taking part in our local trainings, and should forward a resume (please include information about work experience, references, past travel & volunteer experience).

List of countries in which GlobalMedic has conducted capacity building work:


Community Activities

YMCA John Island Camp AquaTab Donation | October, 2013
GlobalMedic volunteers receive medals from Lieutenant Governor | December, 2012
Aquatabs for the YMCA | August, 2012
Attawapiskat Response | December, 2011
Bike & Smoke Detector Donation | September, 2008
Tour de University Heights Race | September, 2008
Smoke Detector Donation | December, 2007
Donation to Homeless Shelters | June, 2007

Educational Donations

Donation to Homeless Shelters | June, 2007
Hospital Bed Donation in St. Lucia | May, 2007
Hospital Staff, Emergency Responders in Cambodia | February, 2006

Educational Infrastructure

Hospital Staff, Emergency Responders in Cambodia | February, 2006

Food Distribution

India Kashmir Flood Response | September, 2014
Donation of Cereal to the Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club | April, 2007
Emergency Responders in Cambodia | December, 2004

Medical Clinics

2012 Cambodia Capacity Building Mission | April, 2012
Hospital Staff, Emergency Responders in Cambodia | February, 2006
Emergency Responders in Cambodia | December, 2004

Medical Donations

Syrian Refugee Crisis Response | January, 2014
Ambulance Donation to Ghana | July, 2012
2012 Cambodia Capacity Building Mission | April, 2012
Medical Supply Donation in Ghana | June, 2009
Aid Shipment to Lebanon | March, 2009
Aquatab Donation in Gaza | February, 2008
Medical Donation in Cambodia | June, 2007
Hospital Staff, Emergency Responders in Cambodia | February, 2006
Emergency Responders in Cambodia | December, 2004
Medical Supplies & Equipment in Lebanon | January, 2004
Capacity Building 2003 in Cambodia | January, 2003

Medical Training

IMCO Training in Iraq | June, 2013
2012 Cambodia Capacity Building Mission | April, 2012
MAG Training in Iraq 2011 | September, 2011
MAG Training in Somalia 2011 | July, 2011
MAG Mission in Chad | June, 2011
Floods In Pakistan | September, 2010
Mag Training - Angola | June, 2010
MAG Training in Iraq 2010 | January, 2010
MAG Training in Somalia 2010 | December, 2009
MAG Training in Iraq 2009 | January, 2009
Medical Workers in Mexico | December, 2008
MAG Training 2008 | November, 2008
MAG, FSD, HI, UXO Lao in Laos | September, 2008
MAG Training in Cambodia | August, 2008
MAG Training in Somalia 2008 | July, 2008
Save the Children in Sudan | May, 2008
MAG Training in RD Congo | May, 2008
MAG Training in Congo/Brazzaville | May, 2008
MAG Training in Cambodia | February, 2008
MAG Training in Iraq 2008 | January, 2008
MAG Training in Vietnam 2008 | December, 2007
MAG Training in Laos | May, 2007
Hospital Staff, Emergency Responders in Cambodia | February, 2006
MAG Training in Sri Lanka | May, 2005
Emergency Responders in Cambodia | December, 2004
Capacity Building 2003 in Cambodia | January, 2003

Ongoing Programs

Japan - Community Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 | September, 2012
Gaza Crisis | January, 2009

Search and Rescue Training

Search and Rescue Training in Thailand | May, 2007
Search and Rescue Training in Nepal | April, 1996

Water Sanitation (WATSAN) Projects

Detroit Water Program | August, 2014
Kenya Clean Drinking Water Program | May, 2012
2012 Cambodia Capacity Building Mission | April, 2012
WATSAN Training in DR Congo | January, 2010
Biosand Filter Donation in Cambodia | May, 2007
Hospital Staff, Emergency Responders in Cambodia | February, 2006

WATSAN Donations

Zimbabwe Aquatab Donation | December, 2008
Aquatab Donation in DR Congo | November, 2008
Aquatab Donation in Gaza | February, 2008
Aquatab Donation in Haiti | February, 2008
Supply Donation - Part of shipment to 5 countries | May, 2007

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