International Medical Corps was on the ground in the Philippines within 24 hours of Typhoon Haiyan, which left widespread devastation affecting an estimated 16 million people. Our teams provided a comprehensive emergency response, delivering 14,625 health consultations in the first 6 weeks alone.
International Medical Corps was able to reach remote communities cut off from health care and basic services by rapidly implementing a network of mobile medical units. Comprised of local and international doctors and nurses, our medical teams collaborated with the Philippine Department of Health and humanitarian partners on the ground to offer primary and emergency care; mental health and psychosocial support; nutrition screenings for children under five; and reproductive health support.
As the emergency needs subsided, International Medical Corps then worked to help rebuild communities and help them become their own best First Responders. Our recovery and development projects supported nutrition, health, mental health and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in 17 municipalities in Leyte Province, covering underserved, rural and semi-rural communities.