Global Disaster Response

Mission & Vision  Partnerships

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps uses health interventions and related activities to build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

Project HOPE was founded in 1958 to provide lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the USNS HOPE and COMFORT, the world’s first peacetime hospital ships, Project HOPE provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.

Harvard School of Public Health The Harvard School of Public Health aims to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication.

Other Academic Partnerships

Humanitarian Training Initiative  The Humanitarian Training Initiative (HTI) was founded to promote standardized, evidence-based and effective training services to humanitarian professionals

Humanitarian Academy at Harvard the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard is dedicated to educating and training current and future generations of humanitarian leaders in the areas of human rights, disaster response, humanitarian service delivery, crisis leadership, and ethical and other dimensions of humanitarian studies.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide center involving multiple entities within the Harvard community that provide expertise in public health, medicine, social science, management, and other disciplines to promote evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance.

Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response (SEMPER)  SEMPER’s mission is to develop well-trained medical response teams that rapidly deploy to disasters and humanitarian relief efforts worldwide

The McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative   The McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) is a program that provides medical residents, graduate students and mid-career professionals with comprehensive training and essential skills to prepare them for humanitarian intervention, all over the world


Deputy Director, Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy delivering care at a mobile medical clinic on Panay Island in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, Nov 2013.


MGH Nurse Amanda Harwood, teaching Filipino clinicians, Tapaz,Philipines,Dec/Jan 2013-14.