Welcome to GEMINI
                     Global Emergency Medicine Initiative


With a Mission to improve the quality of Emergency Medicine
     in developing countries around the world

                        A Collaborative Rotary International Service Project

GEMINI Resources

                Providing  Training, Expertise and Equipment

Disaster Preparedness and Response
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

                                                   Primary Sponsors                                                

Rotary International District 7910

Rotary Club of  Westborough 
Westborough, Massachusetts USA

University of Massachusetts Medical School, (UMMS)
Worcester, Massachusetts USA

Rotary Clubs, Medical facilities and Governments
of participating countries

GEMINI es una organización no lucrativa que se dedica a la educación y entrenamiento de Reanimación Cardiopulmonar (RCP) y manejo de desastres en los países que servimos.  GEMINI fue fundada por el Club Rotario de Westborough, Massachusetts; cuenta con el apoyo de Rotary International District 7910 y sus clubes en colaboración con miembros de la facultad de University of Massachusetts Medical School y el departamento de Medicina de Emergencia. Durante los últimos años  GEMINI ha desarrollado varios programas de entrenamiento en la ciudad de Quetzaltenango con la colaboración del Club Rotario de Quetzaltenango

Click here to go to YouTube  and see a brief video on the origins of GEMINI 

Click here for a comprehensive presentation on GEMINI

Here is a comprehensive overview of international emergency medicine and Project  GEMINI. Click here for Part 1.   Click here for Part 2

Read about opportunities for your club and its members. We want 
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Here is the GEMINI Model Framework, a guide to setting up a project and  a  good window on how GEMINI works in Rotary, medical and host country communities.

Use GEMINI's Project Application Form and return it to Paul Gallagher for a new project.      


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GEMINI is in a state of transition. For further information contact Jorge Yarzebski



A report on the Stabilization Post Reanimation/pre-neonatal Transport (STABLE) program, which involved U.S. and Guatemalan experts and students in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, in April 2013 is now available. Click here to see what was taught to firefighters, medical students and pediatric residents.

New Project Development and Evaluation forms have been placed in the Member Materials archive on this site. If you do not have log in information and need the forms please contact the site editor or Jorge Yarzebski Jorge.Yarzebski@umassmed.edu and they will sent to you.


GEMINI members remain active in Nicaragua.Here is a brief description of their project, which is now in its final phases as Mick Godkin, of UMASS Med, and colleagues arrange for more instructioinal materials to be provided:

Under the guidance of Mick Godkin, Ph.D, of the Rotary Club of Westborough, a $15,000 Matching Grant with the Rotary Club of Leon, Nicaragua allowed GEMINI to deliver equipment and training  over 5 days at the Autonomous University of Nicaragua’s Faculty of Medical Sciences in Leon (UNAN-Leon) and at its teaching hospital. The trainers were all American Heart Association-certified trainers and consisted of 3 trainers from UMass (Mariah McNamara MD, Jorge Yarzebski Jr NREMTP (and the Rotary Club of Westborough), and Roy Clifford NP), 2 from Mexico and 1 from Texas. Twenty physicians and one UNAN medical student were trained in BLS and ACLS and all 21 passed the AHA test to become AHA certified in BLS; 17/21 passed the ACLS test and are AHA certified in ACLS. Fourteen of the 17 then did the course for to become AHA-certified ACLS and BLS trainers which they now are.

Click  here to see images from the April, 2011, Nicaragua training program.

Stay tuned for more reporting on this project.

The Guyana project came to a successful conclusion in October, 2012. Visit the Guyana page for details, photos, and more.


Vol. 1, February, 2012    Vol. 2, September 2012

Trip Photos

Click here to enjoy a set of photos taken on GEMINI's October 2010 trip to the Domincan Republic

Click here to see some vintage photos from a 2003 trip to Honduras. 

Here are photos from August 2012 sessions in Nicaragua, where Mick Godkin's grant supported Emerency CDR Training.



  General Information
Project  Documents
   Steering  Committee
   Directors and Officers

Host Country Projects

     Dominican Republic

   Sponsor Links

District 7910
 Westborough Rotary Club
 Northborough Rotary Club
 Southborough Rotary Club
 Milford Rotary Club
 Gardner Rotary Club
 Athol-Orange Rotary Club

Calendar of Events 

Photo Gallery

Newsletters -- New!

Links and Resources
(English and Espanol)

Member Materials -- Minutes, Program Archive

GEMINI is highly visible at events such as the 2012 Westborough Spring Festival


Jorge L.Yarzebski, M.D., M.P.H., International Service Co-Director, Westborough Rotary Club, District 7910,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, 55 North Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, U.S.A., Phone: 508 856 5176, Fax: 508 856 0058, E-mail: Jorge.Yarzebski@umassmed.edu

The site was last revised on July 14 , 2014