The Wild Medic Project (WMP) is run by a network of volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. The teams belief is that this can be a cross cultural exchange working both ways in that volunteers and villages share experiences in a joint initiative driven b the very community being assisted by the teams. WMP aims to encourage both growth and positive change for future generations. WMP are supported operationally and logistically by Earth Trails Expeditions at no cost and this support ensures a supported and professional operation.
Our Mission Statement
The WMP aims to harness the practical skills of paramedics, doctors, nurses and health care providers in order to provide ongoing health and hygiene education, as well as prehospital medical training, while providing concurrent medical aid to communities with poor access to appropriate medical facilities. The WMP further aims to do this in such a way as to create and sustain self-sufficiency within these communities.
It is our vision that medical care is both free and accessible for all peoples regardless of political situations, cultural background or geographical location that we take so easily for granted.
Our Project Aims
- To bring medical assistance into remote communities through humanitarian partnerships
- To bridge the gap between health care and rural communities abroad
- Provide a platform for paramedics and health professionals to gain valuable exposure to humanitarian and expedition work.
- To assist in the education and training of local health care providers in best practices and provide long term support
- Provide ongoing support to participants deployed on projects
- To provide sustainable assistance to communities and source all supplies locally thereby promoting local jobs and assisting the communities in which we work
- Encourage full participation by community members.
- Provide assistance in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
- Recycle and redistribute unused ambulance service stock that would otherwise be disposed.
Our Environmental Statement
Environmental sustainability involves making decisions and taking actions to protect the natural world, with specific importance onpreserving the capability of the environment to support human life. It is an important topic at the WMP as the full impact that our business and individual volunteers can have on the environment is huge. We are committed to the Leave No Trace principles and are currently developing educational ideas to reduce the waste produced by both our project sites and the villages we work in.
Our Fair Trade Statement
WMP is serious about fair trade as a corporate and individual responsibility of all to ensure that workers around the world are subject to equality regarding working conditions and pay. WMP is working towards ensuring all corporate partners and suppliers adhere the principles outlined by the World Fair Trade Organisation.
Our Anti Slavery Statement
While this mistreatment is infrequently called slavery in modern times, the circumstances, situations and conditions are the same. People are treated badly and forced to work for little or no pay and are at the mercy of their “employers”. Even sometimes sold like objects. WMP is committed to ensuring our partners, sponsors and suppliers are engaged to make certain modern day slavery has no part in their businesses and that all workers are honestly paid for their services and treated fairly.
The Wild Medic Project proudly aligns its operational responses and projects with The Sphere Project. The Sphere Project objective is developing and managing a humanitarian charter and associated set of minimum standards in collaboration with leading NGOs, interested donor governments and UN agencies, to both disseminate the resultant products widely within the international humanitarian system and to encourage their formal adoption and practice by relief agencies and their donors. This results in consistent standards relating to humanitarian responses.
The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response. Because it is not owned by any one organization, the Sphere Handbook enjoys broad acceptance by the humanitarian sector as a whole.
The Wild Medic Project will continue to follow these principles to the utmost of the projects ability to ensure we retain a high standard of delivery in humanitarian responses.