Our Partners

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Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department for International Development leads the UK’s work to tackle the global challenges of poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. DFID is a ministerial department, working to building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people both at home and abroad.

DFID provides the funding and oversight of the Emergency Deployment Team (EDT), which encompasses the UK Emergency Medical Team programme, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

EcoHealth Alliance

EcoHealth Alliance is an international non-profit, which works to prevent pandemics, providing protection for people, animals and the environment. A partner within the READY project group consortium.

Fire and Rescue Service (FRS)

The FRS is the collective term for the over 50 agencies providing emergency cover for the United Kingdom. Highly trained to work in hostile environments, the FRS also hosts the UK ISAR (International Search and Rescue) team, ready to deploy to international disasters on behalf of the British Government. A key partner in the delivery of the UK Emergency Medical Team programme, the FRS provides vital base logistical support for the deployment of the UK Emergency Medical Team.

Humanity & Inclusion (HI)

Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion (HI, formerly known as Handicap International) is an international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, HI take action and raise awareness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Humanity & Inclusion is a partner within the UK Emergency Medical Team programme, working closely with UK-Med. As part of this programme the HI team are leading the development of multi-disciplinary UK Emergency Medical Team specialist cells in Spinal Injury and Rehabilitation.

Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), the University of Manchester

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester is UK-Med's academic partner. Founded by leading University of Manchester academics, HCRI collaborates with UK-Med on research development and implementation, the delivery of workshops, seminars and training and the sharing of best practice, knowledge and opportunities.

The Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programs

The Johns Hopkins Centre for Communication Programs was founded in 1982 with the goal of advancing the science of communication to improve health outcomes. A partner within the READY project group consortium.

The Johns Hopkins Centre for Humanitarian Health

The Johns Hopkins Centre for Humanitarian Health is an academic programme which uses knowledge and learning to save lives and reduce human suffering, including the consequences of humanitarian emergencies and disasters and they do this through research, educating and training and empowering individuals, communities, organisations and governments. A partner within the READY project group consortium.

MERCY Malaysia

MERCY Malaysia is an international non-profit organisation, which focuses on delivering medical and humanitarian aid to all. A partner within the READY project group consortium.

Save the Children Federation Inc.

Save the Children works to improve the lives of children in more than 120 countries because of the belief that every child has the ability to change the world. It is the lead organisation of the READY project group and is responsible for the overall achievement of the project objectives.

Save the Children UK

Save the Children UK is the oldest and biggest national member organisation of Save the Children Federation Inc. and is a partner within the READY project group consortium.