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The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health (CGH) Office of Global Disaster Response (GDR) is preparing to deploy a team this week to provide a professional response in support of residents affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Mass General Monitoring Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health (CGH) Office of Global Disaster Response (GDR) is preparing to deploy a team this week to provide a professional response in support of residents affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

With sustained winds of 185mph, the category 5 storm is the most powerful tropical storm in modern records to have been observed in the Atlantic Ocean.  As aid is being coordinated by local, provincial, and national authorities, the Global Disaster Response team remains on standby for immediate deployment of a professional team of MGH clinicians. 

Dr. Myron Rolle, a 3rd year MGH neurosurgery resident originally from the Bahamas is among the team: “My countrymen and women are devastated by the physical damages and lives lost. I am motivated to help those in my home country because they are hurting, and I am hurting.” 

Global Disaster Response at MGH is committed to providing well-trained personnel and resources to immediately respond to a full spectrum of humanitarian—natural or man-made—emergencies in coordination with local authorities. 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 MGH and the Partners Healthcare community to deliver the highest level of care to people affected by disasters.