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About

In direct response to the Haitian earthquake of January 2010, a team of Doctors and Paramedics landed a privately donated jet on a road in the south of the country within 72hr hours of the quake. They were some of the first non-military personnel to make it into Haiti and immediately began operating medical emergency services shortly after landing.

The name, IMAT: International Medical Assistance Team was used as an organizational name at the time, and the organization, though small, has gained deep respect in Haiti for its ongoing work and especially the running of three of Haiti’s only remaining Cholera outreach clinics, that have to date saved the lives of 2,182 individuals who live in villages too remote to have access to medical treatment.

IMAT is a tiny organization that has no paid staff and is entirely volunteer led and run by people with full-time jobs in the medical and emergency response world (meaning our original team of Doctors and Fireman that landed in Haiti).

Our aim is to provide Humanitarian support in any crisis that is too large for the capacity of that country’s domestic government to manage. We do this via the provision of medical equipment and supplies, water sanitation, emergency food, emergency shelter and psychological support.

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Values & Beliefs

Humanity – That all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

Humanitarian Imperative – That action should be taken to prevent or alleviate human suffering arising out of disaster or conflict and that nothing should override this principle.

Humanitarian Charter – Expresses our conviction as a humanitarian agency that all people affected by disaster or conflict have a right to receive protection and assistance to ensure the basic conditions for life with dignity.

Volunteers – They are the backbone of our organization. They are closest to those we serve and deliver on our promises. We empower them by fostering an environment that encourages their effective and continued involvement.

Philanthropic Partners – They are the pillars of our organization. We deepen these relationships through trust, accountability, communication, results and service, thereby encouraging their continued support.

Collaboration – We are supremely flexible and seek out collaborative and beneficial relationships with other organizations on behalf of those we serve.

Integrity – We deliver on our promises and demonstrate full honesty thereby developing trust in relationships with all stakeholders.

Stewardship – We practice vigilant stewardship over the resources entrusted to us for the benefit of those we serve by exemplifying competence, efficiency and effectiveness.

Leadership – As leaders within the humanitarian community we conduct ourselves in a manor consistent with an organization that others might strive to emulate.

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