Emergency Response:

Disaster Types

Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and other catastrophic events can strike with little warning. Our preparation for these disasters involves building stronger health facilities able to survive the impact and training health workers to treat the health issues and injuries that result.

Disease Outbreaks

Infectious disease outbreaks can arise can arise from different sources and spread through several means of transmission involving everything from known vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks, to contaminated water and food supply and even simple human contact.

Hurricanes and other Extreme Weather

Extreme weather is rapidly becoming a fact of life.  Extreme weather events create some specific challenges for health care partners and good planning provides possible response solutions.

Ongoing Chronic Disease

Our Family Clinic in El Salvador, mobile health centers in Mumbai and Free Clinics in Connecticut and our health care partners here at home and around the world are on the front lines of a growing crisis of chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension.

Manmade Complex Disasters

Massive migration in the face of civil conflict, social instability along with economic and social crises often lead to severe damage to the health system and loss of health care access.