International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps' Emergency Response Unit (ERU) has a team dedicated to responding to those most affected. Currently, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) is based in Nassau, on the Island of New Providence. As the response grows, response staff may be distributed throughout the Bahamas, based on need and Government mandates.