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Manchester Professor leads UK medical team in Philippines

14 Nov 2013

Two of our medics help typhoon victims

Professor Tony Redmond

Professor Tony Redmond has been leading the UK medical mission to help recovery efforts in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines.

More than 11 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land, which hit the Philippines last month.

Tony is Professor of International Emergency Medicine in the University’s Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute (HCRI).

His team includes his University colleague Dr Amy Hughes and other British surgeons, doctors and Accident and Emergency nurses, who are part of the UK's International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR).

They were deployed by the Department for International Development as part of the British Government’s £10 million relief efforts for the disaster.

UKIETR is designed specifically to respond to situations where surgical expertise is required and will mean that the UK provides a timely and coordinated response to rapid-onset disasters.

Professor Redmond, who is also the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) lead for Global Health, has been leading British medical response teams in disaster zones since 1988.