International Medical Corps in Jordan provides primary health care to refugees and local host communities. Our mobile medical unit travel every day to hard-to-reach villages providing 190 visits to Southern governorates and villages, offering health services for over 15,360 beneficiary a year.
Also, International Medical Corps is the sole provider of primary health care to Syrians in Azraq camp, one of Jordan’s sprawling refugee camps. We provide over 7,000 consultations a month including an average of 350 medical consultations to women in reproductive health and childcare. In addition to essential drugs provision, expanding programs of immunity and establishing an integrated referral system, International Medical Corps stands out in Jordan for being the pioneers of promoting women’s health through antenatal and postnatal care additionally to family planning and provision of essential treatment plans and health education for STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Azraq Camp.
Mental Health Care
International Medical Corps mental health services in Jordan are provided by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, mental health nurse, case manager and psychologist. Individuals and families receive health, social, psychological and home and community based care. We also provide mental health services within a clinic and a health post at Al Azraq Camp. Furthermore, because training underpins all that we do, the mental health team receives ongoing theoretical and practical training including training on gender-based violence management and referral.
Gender-based Violence (GBV)
Within Al Azraq camp, International Medical Corps is establishing a protective environment in which survivors of GBV are able to access supportive services and community members are equipped to advocate for increased protection.
Through the Women’s Haven operated by International Medical Corps, staff facilitate the reception process and shelter allocation for female-headed households. This process helps to reduce future risks of GBV by taking into account the special needs and vulnerabilities of this population. Also, International Medical Corps case managers provide psychological first aid for new arrivals along with dignity kits, and link them with different services in the camp, such as health, mental health and protection.
Youth empowerment and protection
International Medical Corps provides protection and psychosocial activities to children and adolescents through Adolescent Friendly Spaces (AFS). At these spaces, refugees and vulnerable families can access case management services provided for children, families, and youth who have experienced or witnessed violence or are at risk of violence, are experiencing family tensions or difficulties caring for children, are at risk of protection concerns as defined by UNHCR’s vulnerability criteria for 2014, or require access to basic services such as health and education.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
DRR activities aim to minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society in order to avoid or to limit the adverse impacts of hazards and to facilitate sustainable development. DRR include activities that can be carried out by a person, a village, a community, a government or an aid agency or in order to increase resilience to disasters. International Medical Corps is implementing this program in local Jordanian communities to enhance the safety and resilience of vulnerable children in hazard-prone areas through DRR policies and school activities. The program has reached almost 100 schools in disaster-prone communities in Jordan.