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International Medical Corps Is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

A new Coronavirus (Covid-19) from Wuhan, China, that was identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019 has, as of February 22, caused more than 77,900 confirmed cases of respiratory disease, resulting in at least 2,361 deaths (these are official numbers; experts have warned that actual infection rates and number of deaths may …

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Immunizations: Building Blocks for a Better Tomorrow

32-year-old Fadumo Mohamed is from Lower Shabelle, a region in southern Somalia, not far from the capital Mogadishu. Named after the river that farming communities have relied on for centuries, the area is a microcosm for the multi-layered crisis that has been battering Somalia and its people since the 1990s. The situation in Lower Shabelle …

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Volunteering in a Disaster Response: “A Little Scary and Very Exciting”

Kristin Hortman, a native of Mainz, Germany, recently volunteered for International Medical Corps in Grand Bahama as part of our response to Hurricane Dorian. Here, she remembers her experiences serving the people of Grand Bahama as a volunteer pharmacist. From mid-October until December 2019, I volunteered for International Medical Corps and Pharmacists Without Borders, ensuring …

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International Medical Corps Study Offers First Evidence That a Low-Cost Antibiotic Can Reduce Deaths in Ebola Patients

The study, drawn from data gathered during West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014–2015, involved 360 patients diagnosed with the virus. The results found that the mortality rate among patients given the antibiotic fell to just more than half—54.7%, compared to a death rate of more than 73% among those who did not …

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United against malnutrition, Mali’s mothers are fighting back

January 2020 marked eight years since a violent conflict broke out in the west African nation of Mali, between the government and several insurgent groups in the north, throwing the country into a spiral of seemingly never-ending violence. Though a peace agreement was signed in 2015, conflict in one shape or another has persisted, with …

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Battling the Threats of Stress and Depression Through Sports

There’s little space for youth recreational activities at the Khazir displacement camp in northern Iraq, nor is there a place where adolescents can relax and enjoy other informal social interaction. Limited resources and the lack of opportunities to engage in friendly competitive activities have added to the emotional burden for “tweens,” young teens and near-adult …

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Ines: A Legacy of Supporting Refugees

Irbid is a city in northern Jordan, located 43 miles north of the capital Amman and only a short drive from the Syrian border. I recently returned from Irbid, where—among other things—International Medical Corps runs a maternity ward, thanks to the support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The facility supports …

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