Mobile Emergency Rescue Term is a non-profit making humanitarian organization engaged in emergency health, relief, distribution, disaster management, mitigation and community development programs in Zambia. It was founded with a “simple belief that that the time to prepare for the next disaster is now”. Mobile Emergency Rescue Team has taken a holistic approach towards the provision of health services. It was also formed to supplement government efforts in disaster management, mitigation and health programs in Zambia.
Disasters are extreme events which result in widespread social disruption, trauma, property damage and loss of life, these include floods, accidents etc. In Zambia there have been a number of natural and man made hazards which resulted in disaster. Even more devastating is the human suffering and dislocation which extends long after the disaster event has occurred.
As an auxiliary to the emergency health services, Mobile Emergency Rescue Team (M.E.R.T) and its trained staff and volunteers support and assist the emergency services whenever and wherever there is a need. First aid has always been a vital part of an effective emergency response and disaster preparedness strategy for the general population.
The establishment of mechanisms for disaster preparedness and mitigation could reduce the loss of life, physical and economic damage and shorten the recovery period following a disaster. The Government alone cannot manage to respond to disaster .
Contact Name: isaac ndhlovu, DDS
Role/Title/Position: director operation and community outreach programs
3rd street ibex hill, Lusaka, lusaka 10101, ZM