On Monday, Nov. 18, a Mass General medical team arrived in the Philippines to support relief operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The team is coordinating with the United Nations to determine where the need for its expertise is greatest.

The Mass General team will offer medical care and support to the thousands of people whose lives have been ravaged by one of the largest typhoons on record. The team of four nurses, two doctors and a pharmacist includes speakers of Tagalog. At home, Mass General is providing support and comfort to employees who have family in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Mass General is also working with Project Hope to launch a mission to the Philippines in conjunction with the U.S. Navy. The hospital plans to send a team of up to 60 staff members on this deployment, expected to occur in the next two weeks.

You Can Help

The stories of the devastation from the Philippines are quite sobering. Funds are immediately needed to support travel, equipment, medication and communication. You can support our Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts by donating to the MGH Disaster Response Fund.

Please visit the Mass General Center for Global Health Facebook Page page for updates on the situation and Mass General’s response.

We thank you for your generosity and giving spirit to help those so desperately in need.