Massachusetts General Hospital is sending two medical teams to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8. The first medical team of seven people departed on Sunday, November 17 and another, larger team working in conjunction with Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is expected to depart closer to Thanksgiving.

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers are expected to help the Filipino government provide medical care for its people and help victims gain access to food and water.

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