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How COVID-19 Brought the Frontline Home

“When you go abroad for an emergency response, you know that you will eventually come back home, get some rest and the response will be all over,” says Suha Mhanna, International Medical Corps’ US Deputy Country Director and COVID-19 Response Manager. “But with COVID, everything changed. In this response, we’re already home. No one is …

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Inside Yemen’s Tragedy

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a civil war now in its sixth year, with no end in sight. Yemen’s misery has only …

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Snapshots October

We Are Responding to Emergencies in Turkey and the Philippines On October 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles northeast of the Greek island of Samos, mainly affecting the western province and city of İzmir, Turkey. The earthquake has caused severe damage to homes and health facilities. As survivors have gathered in emergency shelters, …

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Medical Surge during COVID-19 and Flu Season

International Medical Corps and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) have partnered to deliver a two-part webinar series on pressing concerns for health centers as they approach both influenza season and vaccination campaign planning for COVID-19. Building upon the lessons learned from the pandemic to date, these sessions on risk communication and medical surge intend to enhance health centers’ capabilities to communicate effectively and shift operations in response to evolving situations. Presenters also share available resources, including planning templates that can be adapted to meet a health center’s unique needs. This 1-hour webinar explores the four components of surge – space, staff, stuff, and systems – and relates best practices on preparing health centers for medical surge resulting from a large-scale infectious disease response. Planning considerations for vaccination points-of-dispensing using surge sites are also addressed. Speakers for this session include Dr. Natalie Moore, MD, MPH; Gianna Van Winkle, MBA, and leadership from the Community of Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc., to speak about their COVID-19 response. Click here to view part one, Risk Communication and Coordinating with Response Partners.
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Risk Communication and Coordinating with Response Partners

International Medical Corps and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) have partnered to deliver a two-part webinar series on pressing concerns for health centers as they approach both influenza season and vaccination campaign planning for COVID-19. Building upon the lessons learned from the pandemic to date, these sessions on risk communication and medical surge intend to enhance health centers’ capabilities to communicate effectively and shift operations in response to evolving situations. Presenters also share available resources, including planning templates that can be adapted to meet a health center’s unique needs. This 1-hour webinar focuses on developing timely and accurate risk messaging for your target populations, in coordination with response partners. This webinar also addresses the benefits of collaborating with regional healthcare coalitions, reviewing the assets they bring to preparedness and response programs. Speakers for this session include Dr. Richard Salkowe, DPM, PhD, CHEP, and Gianna Van Winkle, MBA. Click here to view part two, Medical Surge during COVID-19 and Flu Season.  
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Snapshots September

We Are Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Around the World Around the world, we’re continuing to help people in need as we adapt our healthcare and training programs to the demands of COVID-19. Responding in the United States In the United States, we’ve partnered with hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New …

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COVID-19: Our US Response

A video overview of our COVID-related activities in the United States, from mid-October 2020.
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100,000 masks donated to Mobile County frontline workers

100,000 masks were donated to the Medical Society of Mobile County to be distributed to first responders all across the county. Only two cities in Alabama were given this donation: Birmingham and Mobile. The masks come from the Bloomberg Foundation/International Medical Corps.

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