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Our Partners

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UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) Partners

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s delivers the UK’s work to tackle the global challenges of poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. FCDO is a ministerial department, working to building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people both at home and abroad.

FCDO provides the funding for the Emergency Deployment Team, which encompasses the UK Emergency Medical Team programme, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government.

Academic Partners

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Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH), The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Faculty of Remote and Rural Healthcare (FRRHH) was formally launched in November 2018 by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), incorporating Humanitarian in its structure in August 2020.

The faculty was established in response to the need identified within both industry and the public health arena to define, review and set standards of competence for organisations as well as medical and non-medical personnel delivering healthcare in remote and rural environments.

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.

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The Lebanese American University (LAU)

The Lebanese American University is a secular and private American university located in Lebanon. It has two campuses and offers 58 degrees

LAU was founded as a college for women in 1924, tracing its origins back to the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire started by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1830s. The institution has grown and changed tremendously through the decades, but the enterprising and progressive spirit of those who started it endures.

University of Glasgow (Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)

The University of Glasgow is a public research university in Glasgow, Scotland.

Established in 1451, the University is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. It is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities.

Program Delivery Partners

Humanity & Inclusion UK (HIUK)

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.

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System.

It is the leading inter-governmental organisation promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all since 1951, with 174 member states and a presence in over 100 countries.

Polish Emergency Medical Team (PCPM)

PCPM, as the only NGO in Poland, operates a rapid response emergency medical team (EMT) that can be deployed within 24 hours to provide medical care for victims of natural disasters or humanitarian emergencies.

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST)

The UK-PHRST, funded by UK aid from the Department of Health and Social Care, supports low- and middle-income countries in investigating and responding to disease outbreaks and conducts research to improve our response to future epidemics.

The UK-PHRST is a partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the UK Health Security Agency, with contributing academic partners.

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UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT)

The UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) provides high quality emergency health care solutions in a range of humanitarian contexts on behalf of the UK Government. Funded by UK Aid, it’s the frontline of the UK’s response to disasters around the world.

UK-Med helps to staff, launch and manage UK Emergency Medical Team responses. We recruit, vet and train team members, so they’re available to help in emergencies overseas. At any time, we have a team of 60 clinicians who are ready to respond to disasters anywhere in the world within 24 hours.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Founded in 1948, WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.

Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organization leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.

READY Initiative Partners

Humanitarian Leadership Academy

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 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.

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.

Sounding the Siren Partners

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group of UK charities which coordinates and launches collective appeals to raise funds to provide emergency aid and rapid relief to people caught up in disasters and humanitarian crises around the world.

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.

Save the Children UK

Save the Children UK is a leading humanitarian organisation for children. Save the Children UK is the oldest and biggest national member organisation of Save the Children Federation Inc.

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