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Poland Emergency Medical Team PCPM reacts to WHO alert concerning COVID-19

Poland Emergency Medical Team PCPM launches a new expert mission under the aegis of World Health Organization. For four weeks, rescuers and doctors will provide support for the health service in Uganda, which today is incomparably unequally struggling against COVID-19 and its contagious varieties.

PCPM foundation secured informal settlements from flooding

Flooded tents, wet mattresses and ankle-deep water. Every winter the inhabitants of Sammaqiye informal settlements in northern Liban are fighting water that’s flooding their shelters and are struggling with repercusions of the extensive floods year after year. This season was different- first time in years, thanks to the PCPM foundation’s construction work in the field, we managed to control and avoid the flood damage.

Poland Emergency Medical Team and the challenges in facing the COVID-19 pandemic

Working in hospitals without running water and with limited access to medicine and oxygen supply, shortage of medical staff, building trust among medical professionals and mindfulness of cultural differences- these are some of the many challenges that the Poland Emergency Medical Team PCPM had during the pandemic of the COVID-19.

How Poland Emergency Medical Team faced COVID-19

Polish Emergency Medical Team PCPM is a WHO acredited emergency medical team comprised of over one hundred doctors, nurses, and other medical experts who provide rapid deployment to medical emergencies across the world. In 2020, we had one greatest challenge in front of us, which is combating COVID-19 pandemics.

PCPM provided supplies and experts support to fight COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon

COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted people all over the world and it was not different in Lebanon. The country was already struggling with a deep economic crisis, so the pandemic and measures taken to fight with it were another blow for the most vulnerable people and to the struggling health system. PCPM with the funding from Taiwan ICDF supported primary healthcare centers with personal protective equipment and know-how, to make sure people can access the healthcare in a safe way. 

Heros on emergency COVID-19 response

The Corona-virus outbreak has been continuing to spread. By the beginning of May, the number of infected people worldwide surpassed 160 mln infections, and the death toll continues to rise. While traditional models of disease outbreaks largely focus on infection rates, the HERoS (Health Emergency Response In Interconnected Systems) project introduces new methods to integrate behaviour from the bottom up, and integrated in macro-level models to coordinate the response world-wide.

PCPM in Northern Iraq. What are we doing there?

Nearly a million refugees have found rescue in Iraqi Kurdistan. These are families who have fled the persecution of the so-called Islamic State or the terror of the war in Syria. Cities here are growing at a dizzying pace and local authorities and institutions need expert support to tackle the many challenges and problems facing the whole region.

Poland Emergency Medical Team PCPM recruiting!

Out of nearly a hundred applications from medics of various specialties, nearly forty qualified for the field recruitment stage of the Poland Emergency Medical Team PCPM and tested their skills in simulated but difficult actions. For many hours the recruits tested their skills, resistance to stress, speed of decision-making, creative thinking and teamwork skills, but most of all they verified their medical knowledge in simulated rescue operations.