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Dominican Republic

Global EM faculty and residents have built a successful trauma training program in Santo Domingo over the last five years. Faculty have also spearheaded local disaster drills and public health projects, most notably the "Helmet Drive," in collaboration with the local government. The Emergency / Trauma Training Course has successfully trained over 100 local physicians in recent years


The Pop Wuj Medical Project is a collaborative effort to bring quality, sustainable healthcare to the most vulnerable residents of Quetzaltenango (Xela) and several villages in the surrounding rural highlands of Guatemala. The goal is to make our project a nexus for healthcare, education, and cultural exchange through strategic partnership so that we can be a force for lasting economic and social change in the communities we serve.


Our first team comprised of Drs. Balsari and Lemery conducted a rapid assessment of child protection issues in the aftermath of the earthquake, on behalf of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, working in close collaboration with UNICEF field staff. (Click here for NEJM article)

Five subsequent teams dispatched to the Disaster Recovery Center at Fond Parisien Haiti, comprised of EM faculty, residents, nurses, PAs, NPs, and paramedics. They provided critical clinical service as well as operational oversight for the field hospital. In a period of four months, this field hospital run by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, served over two thousand patients, while maintaining SPHERE standards in humanitarian response.


Global EM faculty and residents have maintained a sustained presence in India since 2005. Our projects have encompassed short training workshops, longer education programs, large-scale multi-institutional, multi-national disaster drills, research, consultations and advocacy at the local and federal level. Our faculty serve as consultants and advisors to several local institutions and government agencies including the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, the Times Center for Disaster Management, and the National EMS Council under the Govt. of India.

Some of our highlights in India include:


Global EM faculty have offered clinical and educational services in Montenegro, since 2008.

Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Initiatives for Disaster Management (SLIDMA) were multi-disciplinary emergency management drills conducted in the cities of Colombo and Galle in Sri Lanka; and were organized by a large conglomeration of partner organizations that included the Trauma Secretariat of the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, WHO Country Office, Americares, Medical Teams International, Disaster Management Centre of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights, the Disaster Preparedness Unit of the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, the Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Council, ICET, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Medicine faculty.

United States

NYP EM physicians and paramedics responded to the Hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our residents volunteered as public health consultants with the American Red Cross to help set up a disease surveillance system for the Red Cross shelters, and provided direct clinical care in the region.

West Asia

Global EM faculty have conducted training workshops in the United Arab Emirates, in Qatar and in Lebanon.

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