Haiti 2010

The BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine responded to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, deploying a multi-disciplinary team to Haiti that was tasked with two missions:


1) Work with Partners in health Psychosocial teams in Haiti to assist in train the trainers programs for Haitian social workers to enhance their psychological first aid capabilities.
2) Geo-tag and assess as many “tent cities” as possible for the US Navy .

 

Both tasks were accomplished, with over 35 tent cities geo-tagged and assessed by the team. Following this trip, Disaster Fellow Dr. Michael Molloy led two other trips into Haiti, overseeing the medical relief efforts near the University Hospital in Port au Prince.

The fellowship then provided medical and psychosocial care to 10 orphanages over the next three years through the organizations Child In Hand and Be Like Brit

Philippines 2013

In November 2013, the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine deployed two teams to Tacloban, Philippines responding to Typhoon Haiyan. The teams deployed along with GR3 and ACTS World Relief team, using RTR Hospital in Tacloban as a base to provide medical assistance to those affected by the devastating typhoon.

Nepal 2015

In April 2015, the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine deployed to Dolakha district in Nepal to provide humanitarian, medical and psychosocial assistance in the aftermath of the devastating April 25th earthquake. The team again deployed with GR3 / ACTS World relief team, with a base at Jiri Hospital in the Dolakha District.

Bahamas 2019

In Aug-Sep 2019, the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine deployed three teams of fellows and faculty on different missions to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Fellowship personnel deployed with Global Support and Development (GSD) and Team Rubicon US.