UK-Med is a UK-based organisation specialising in rapid response to health emergencies, as well as emergency preparedness. UK-Med is part of the UK Emergency Medical Team (EMT), which deploys in response to rapid-onset disasters. The UK EMT is part of a wider EMT network spearheaded by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is responsible for developing and delivering a fully staffed, stocked and functioning response to overseas health emergencies.