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Humanitarian Response

Putting those in need first, always

Due to the increasing number of sudden-onset emergencies and outbreaks that have taken place over the last few decades, it has become increasingly apparent that a country’s national and regional medical emergency management response capacity is best resourced from within its own pool of local health staff.

History has shown that the best response to an emergency is a local response.

Following the 2010 Haitian earthquake the global emergency management response community realized that any international medical response requires globally agreed standards and quality assurance. Coordinated responses are vital to minimise loss of life.

As a result, the WHO published a new set of minimum standards for Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) in 2013, authored by a team led by Respond Global’s founder Dr Ian Norton. Those standards now govern how emergency management assistance is provided globally.

We will always put those in need first and can provide humanitarian response anywhere in the world but ultimately we aim to empower local teams to be able to provide their own responses.