Rahul Singh founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (GlobalMedic) in 1999 to honour the memory of his best friend who tragically lost his life in 1998. Combining a passion for humanitarian assistance with a frontline emergency perspective — having been a paramedic since 1989 — Singh developed GlobalMedic’s unique operational mandate of providing efficient and cost effective disaster relief in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe using professional emergency workers.
GlobalMedic teams have deployed on 191 missions in 67 countries following natural disasters and complex emergencies. Delivering water purification equipment, installing field hospitals, and running innovative programs like RescUAV, Singh continually strives to develop Canadian innovation in order to save lives.
He’s received a number of accolades for his humanitarian work over the years, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2006, the Order of Ontario in 2012, and the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Singh as also been named on Time Magazine's List of the 100 Most Influential People. Most recently, in 2017, Singh’s innovative RescUAV Program – which uses Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to respond to disasters – was selected as a top ten finalist for the Google.org Impact Challenge Canada.