Commitment to Action

First Response Field Hospital: Preparing for Disaster

Commitment by

International Medical Corps

In 2016, International Medical Corps committed to scaling their rapidly deployable field hospital model developed in 2011, and expanding their capabilities to deploy amid multiple types of humanitarian emergencies, including natural disasters, disease outbreaks, nutrition emergencies, and displacement. This flexible, modular field hospital will be operational within 24 hours of deployment and will have capacity to meet the immediate trauma and emergency surgical needs for an initial one-month period that can be extended up to three months should circumstances require. As the number of disasters grows, so too does the risk of injury, illness, and death, causing a surge in the number of people seeking medical care. The same emergencies that damage hospital and surgical facilities also interrupt medical supply chains and impede medical providers from reaching those most affected. This commitment will provide reliable, essential, and urgent support to overwhelmed and understaffed hospitals, providing patients with immediate quality care within 24-48 hours of the onset of an emergency.

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Commitment

First Response Field Hospital: Preparing for Disaster

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,000,000

Commitment by

International Medical Corps