Philippines: Super-Typhoon Haiyan Response 2013

PHILIPPINES SUPER-TYPHOON HAIYAN RESPONSE 2013 On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines. For hours, the islands of Leyte, Eastern Samar, Panay, and Cebu faced sustained wind speeds of up to 315 km/h. For senior GlobalMedic personnel first on the ground, this disaster was beyond anything they’d [...]

Iraq: IMCO Training 2013

 IRAQ   IMCO TRAINING 2013  In June 2013, GlobalMedic operated a medical training program for the Iraqi Mine and UXO Clearance Organization. The program trained landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance teams. GlobalMedic deployed a team consisting of two Canadian paramedic trainers to run this program. The focus of the program was to provide hands on [...]