THIS MONTH'S PARTNER AGENCY
GlobalMedic is the operational arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). DMGF is a registered Canadian charity that runs capacity building programs in post conflict nations and provides disaster relief services to large scale catastrophes around the world. Our team is staffed by professional Canadian rescuers - specifically paramedics, police officers, nurses, doctors and firefighters - who volunteer their time and skills to help those in need around the world. Together, they form three designated units: a Rescue Unit designed to save victims of structural collapse; a Water Purification Unit designed to provide clean drinking water to victims; and an Emergency Medical Unit that uses inflatable field hospitals to restore medical infrastructure and provide care to the affected population.
GlobalMedic has implemented over 70 successful disaster responses; these have included responses to tsunamis in Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands and Japan; earthquakes in Haiti, Indonesia, Peru, China and Pakistan; hurricanes in Guatemala; typhoons in the Philippines; and floods in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mexico, and Indonesia; tropical storms in the Dominican Republic; cyclones in Burma (Myanmar); drought and famine in the Horn of Africa and complex emergencies in Lebanon, Pakistan and Gaza.
GlobalMedic ensures that its disaster response efforts provide assistance in a non-discriminatory way that considers the needs of the most vulnerable groups of society, including pregnant/lactating women, children under five, the elderly and people with disabilities. In addition, GlobalMedic adheres to the Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and follows Sphere Standards for Humanitarian Response in its operational programming.
GlobalMedic has extensive experience working in the Philippines since 2006 and has responded to numerous Typhoons and floods. Typhoon responses have included Typhoon Durian (2006), Typhoon Ketsana (2009), Typhoon Nesat (2011), Typhoon Washi (2012), Typhoon Saola (2012) and Typhoon Bopha (2012).
Learn more about GlobalMedic by viewing www.globalmedic.ca