The conflicts and crises of today are pushing more people around the globe to depend on humanitarian assistance than ever before. However, a bandage only becomes aid when it is wrapped around the hand that desperately needs it. In other words, it is not aid until it reaches those which need it.
On November 2, 2023, Josh Dozor, General Manager, Medical and Security Assistance Services, International SOS, joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Airlink, and the UPS Foundation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Solves” panel event in Washington, D.C.. The focus of the event was to discuss why close coordination – especially between private and public sector partners – is critical to quickly delivering and providing lifesaving assistance to those who need it most.
Kathy Younker, USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance’s Private Sector Lead, said, “We view the private sector as a partner in our work. Businesses should be part of the conversation in advance of things going wrong.”
In the period “left of the disaster,” International SOS specialises in forecasting risk and helping people understand health and security challenges before they occur. In fact, before a disaster strikes, resilience plans are “a matter of priority” Josh Dozor said. Through a steady stream of real-time information and updates, International SOS also provides comprehensive support during and after a crisis in even the most remote locations globally.
To support those who require humanitarian assistance "to the right", or after disaster strikes, International SOS delivers the right solutions to the right places at the right time to ultimately save lives. We provide millions of the most vulnerable – from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, the Atlantic to the Pacific, in more than 80 countries – with humanitarian medical assistance services including behavioral, dental, maternal, ambulance transportation, and more.