International Medical Corps works to help vulnerable communities worldwide prevent and respond to infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS, TB, Cholera, Polio and Malaria) that have the potential to cross borders and become acute public health risks. Infectious diseases including neglected tropical diseases - which affect over 1 billion per year - often thrive in the most impoverished and marginalized communities like remote rural areas, urban slums, conflict zones and refugee settlements, where there is poor sanitation and limited access to safe drinking water and health services.
For 30 years, a significant number of International Medical Corps’ responses have included technical assistance for the treatment and control of epidemic diseases. We have 5,300 staff, including physicians and public health experts, as well as Medical Directors coordinating health interventions worldwide, including pandemic preparedness activities. International Medical Corps was also selected by USAID as lead agency for the PREPARE project to strengthen the capacity of countries in Africa and Asia for disaster management and pandemic preparedness planning.
International Medical Corps Infectious Disease Response: