Whether it be a tsunami, an earthquake or a typhoon: Since 1999 the humedica medical intervention teams provide direct and urgently required support for people in need after catastrophes. They care for the injured, distribute supplies and offer attention and consolation.
Instructed by trained coordinators, the voluntary intervention teams provide emergency aid for about two weeks, before they are replaced by other teams. To enable the medical team members to focus fully on the care of the sick and injured, coordinators handle the course, organisation and implementation of the disaster operation.
On the way to their mission area the humedica intervention teams carry with them medical equipment and drugs for the first aid of up to 3.000 patients. Depending on the requirements, translators and media coordinators complement the teams.
Till date about 500 health professionals and 120 coordinators have been registered in the humedica data base after a specific operational training. They are ready to leave only hours after the outbreak of a disaster. To secure the necessary infrastructure and local expertise, humedica cooperates closely with local on-site partner organisations and aid agencies.