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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

Learning about psychological first aid (PFA) and self-care helps caregivers in Ukraine better help others.

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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

The Russian invasion has changed the daily life of every Ukrainian. Though the Ukraine army has been defending the country on the frontlines, medical workers have played a pivotal role, treating wounds and injuries caused by war, as well as “internal wounds” caused by acute stress. Dr. Taras Kushnir is living with the consequences of …

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Women Find Liberation Through Entrepreneurship in South Sudan

It’s morning and the dry season’s chilly winds blow through the branches of the gigantic trees surrounding the open market in Panyagor county, South Sudan. Traders are setting up their stalls, and customers are navigating through the market, many looking for something to cook for their families. Across the road, elderly men are knotting ropes …

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In Celebration of a Continued Polio-Free Future for Nigeria

Two years ago, the Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis (GCC) certified Nigeria as free from the wild poliovirus type 1. After an international effort, Nigeria was the last African country to earn the GCC certification. Nigerians celebrated with their families and communities, while health experts and humanitarians acknowledged a qualified …

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Vaccinating Against COVID-19 in Manila

Baseco Health Center is located in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of Manila, capital city of the Philippines. At the Manila Health Department (MHD) District V office, International Medical Corps and MHD staff are loading COVID-19 vaccine doses into an International Medical Corps vehicle, ensuring the quick and safe delivery of the vaccine to …

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Responding to Flooding in Central Darfur

Approximately 28,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods in the Central Darfur state of Sudan over the past few weeks, while about 4,000 houses and 650 latrines have been destroyed, 107 water sources have been damaged and thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed. At least six people have died, …

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Afghan Province Suffers After Flash Floods

The province of Nuristan, which is in eastern Afghanistan and is characterized by mountains and river gorges, makes travel challenging, especially during the winter. International Medical Corps developed mobile health teams to offer healthcare services, considering the topography and geographic challenges of the province. Some patients would otherwise trek more than five hours to reach …

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Kubra Receives Lifesaving Nutrition Treatment in Ethiopia

18-month-old Kubra Jawar lives with her family in Anani, a kebele (ward or neighborhood) in Fedis woreda (district) in rural Ethiopia. Kubra’s parents, Fatuma and Jawar, are subsistence farmers supporting their four children by farming and raising livestock. Persistent drought and supply-chain disruptions have limited their production, and their family is one of the poorest …

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Battling Storms to Deliver Vaccines in the Philippines

Our Philippines team’s journey from their office in Manila to Siargao Island, in the municipality of Del Carmen, was challenging and tiring. It required seven hours of travel and three different modes of transportation—a flight from Manila to Butuan, followed by a drive from Butuan to Surigao, then another two hours of travel via ferry …

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Women Making a Difference in the DRC

The women of International Medical Corps’ mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on all fronts to make sure that our activities there run as smoothly as possible. They don’t spare any effort and are as active as they can be. They’ll even go as far as carrying boxes of medicines …

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