Global Disaster Response

Mission  Partnerships

To provide a professional response to those affected by disasters and emergencies

Global Disaster Response at the Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to providing well-trained personnel and resources to immediately respond to a full spectrum of humanitarian—natural or man-made—emergencies. GDR maintains the highest standards in clinical care, organizational management, and ethical practice.

As a center of excellence in disaster preparedness and response, GDR leverages the multi-disciplinary expertise of Mass General and the Partners Healthcare community to deliver the highest level of care to people affected by disasters.  Continuously improving the quality and effectiveness of global humanitarian aid through preparedness, response, and research is a cornerstone of professional development and leadership at Mass General.


The pharmacy table at one of the mobile medical clinics held on Panay Island, Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, Nov 2013.